Any donation, great or small, to the preservation of this wonderful vessel will be gratefully received. Your donation will ensure the vessel for the Nation. Future generations will be able to visit the Wellington, browse through the treasures and study the library. They will be able to do this because of your donation.
If you would like to make a donation then this may be done by sending us a cheque made out to “The Wellington Trust”, or over the phone using your credit card. Either way, the money will be used for the preservation of a magnificent part of the Nation’s maritime heritage.
Making your donation tax efficient
When giving to a charitable cause, you can take advantage of a wide range of available tax relief’s. These can only increase the value of your gift to us, while also making it more tax-efficient for yourself.
If you pay income tax or capital gains tax in the UK, the value of your donation can be increased by 28% through a Gift Aid Declaration. One Gift Aid Declaration covers any and all donations you make from UK taxable income and enables us to claim back tax on your donation. So a gift of £1,000 will actually be worth £1,280 to us. Gifts can also be spread over a number of years. So if you were to donate £1,000 each year for five years, the total value of your gift to us would be £6,400, even though the cost to you is only £5,000. If you are sending us a cheque, please make it payable to “The Wellington Trust”.
Legacies and Bequests
If you would like to make a provision for the Wellington trust in your will then may we suggest the following wording:
“I bequeath to The Wellington Trust of HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN, Registered Charity Number 1109066, the sum of £________ (for a pecuniary bequest), or: the residue of my estate (for a residuary bequest) to be used by The Trust at its discretion”.
In Memoriam Donation
Making a donation in memory of a loved one will help ensure the lasting legacy to Britain’s maritime heritage: securing Wellington as a beautifully preserved historic vessel, a working museum and as the City’s only floating Livery Hall and Headquarters of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, will ensure that the ship, its treasures and its role in championing maritime professionalism can benefit and be enjoyed by future generations.
The donation could be used for a specific aspect of the ship, or for us to use wherever the need is greatest. Either way, you will be playing a vital part in preserving a unique and historically important vessel.
All “in memoriam” donations will be marked in our commemorative book which will be kept permanently on view in the lobby. Your choice of commemorative sentiment can also be included with the donation.