Leave a Legacy

You can help the CBSO to thrive for future music-lovers by helping us realise our target of securing 250 new legacy pledges during the lifetime of our Sound of the Future fundraising campaign.

Legacies allow us to plan with confidence.  Every legacy, whatever the amount, brings us closer to achieving our two enduring ambitions: to maintain and build upon our tradition of musical excellence, and to enable more people than ever to benefit from our work.

With your support the CBSO will continue to flourish, offering musical inspiration long into its second century and passing your love of music on to others for generations to come.

We’re thrilled to announce that as part of a renewed corporate partnership, local legal experts Nicholls Brimble Bhol Solicitors are offering a free will writing or amendment service to 20 CBSO audience members, followed by a 20% discount on the standard service fees.

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William Jones - Known as Bill to his friends - was a regular attender at CBSO concerts and supported the orchestra generously as a Patron and Legacy Donor for many years. His generous legacy gift will enable the CBSO to continue performing the breadth of music which Bill enjoyed so much during his lifetime.

Two Ways to Support Us

The CBSO is a charity.  Around half its running costs are met by earned income from ticket sales and performance fees.  The balance is covered by contributed income from private donations, public funding and income from the Orchestra’s Endowment.

We encourage you to consider leaving your legacy to the CBSO Development Trust to support the growth of our Endowment, which is invested for the long term and provides increasingly important support to the orchestra year by year.  Alternatively, you can leave a legacy to support immediate CBSO activity.

Saying thank you

We appreciate that leaving a gift in your will is a very personal decision, but if you are thinking of remembering the CBSO, please consider telling us.

Becoming a Legacy Donor will enable us to thank you, keep you updated on our work and our plans for the future, introduce you to our musicians at our annual Legacy Donors' Reception, and, if you wish, acknowledge your generosity in our concert programmes and elsewhere.

Let us know your intentions by completing and returning this form or contacting Eve Vines, Memberships and Appeals Manager, on 0121 616 6541 or evines@cbso.co.uk.