Legacy Giving Week: Act today to make a difference tomorrow
Veteran freelance journalist Tira Shubart explains why she is leaving a gift in her will to the Rory Peck Trust
Sept 9, 2020.
I recently updated my will to make sure that the people, the charities and the organisations that I care about will benefit from my legacy. For me, of course, that includes The Rory Peck Trust.
In my life as a journalist I’ve been privileged to meet and sometimes work alongside freelance journalists who tell the stories we need to know, often at great risk to themselves.
One of these brave journalists was Rory Peck. We first met and worked together during the Romanian Revolution in Bucharest in 1989. Rory was a brave and principled journalist and one with tremendous style. Everyone who met Rory has their own memories of his dedication to tell the story. He was driven by passion and commitment to be a truth teller which inspired the founding of this Trust.
I want my legacy to continue to support these ideals and our colleagues whose work, more than ever, is essential to democracy and civil societies.
Please consider including a legacy to The Rory Peck Trust in your will.
There are several different ways to donate to The Rory Peck Trust from your estate:
- a pecuniary gift, which means a specific amount of money donated to The Rory Peck Trust;
- a percentage of your estate, which means a specific proportion is gifted to The Rory Peck Trust;
- a residual bequest, which means the remainder of your estate is gifted to The Rory Peck Trust after provisions have been made for your family and friends.
When you decide to leave a legacy to The Rory Peck Trust you can:
- Compile a new will with a solicitor or adviser;
- Amend your existing will using a process known as a Codicil.
When you include The Rory Peck Trust in your will, you will need to make a note of our address: Room 57, New Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA and registered charity number: 1071844.