The College benefits from an active Parents’ Association involved in on-going fundraising.
In 2015 our Student Forum decided that they would like to have an on-site College Gym. Since then the Parent’s Association have done much work in support of fundraising for a new Well-Being Centre that we are delighted to say is now under construction and will be completed by the end of 2017.
All donations to the Charity are much appreciated and contribute to the enriching student experience at Coleg Elidyr. If you would like to make a donation you can do so via our Just giving page by following the link below.
To raise money for our Wellbeing centre, Sergeant John Whittaker and his team at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC undertook) a one week 300 mile cycle for Coleg Elidyr.
Either as individuals or as part of a team, DMRC staff completed the gym based run, row, swim, cycle, cross trainer and hand bike events to tally up miles
7th May 2016, marked the CARTEN 2016 challenge. Learner Ed Graham took part, and managed the 100 miles with ease – congratulations Ed!
Taking part in the CARTEN100, Ed and team Coleg raised money for our new wellbeing centre – which will make keeping fit in Coleg Elidyr even easier. Congratulations and thank you to Ed, mum Isabel Graham, and everybody else in team Coleg for their incredible efforts
Leaving a gift to Coleg Elidyr in your Will
Students at Coleg Elidyr constantly discover new abilities and confidence from within that last a lifetime. Donations and legacies enable us to provide new facilities and opportunities for students that really help them to gain new skills, and to simply enjoy their time in beautiful Rhandirmwyn. Gifts can also help us to plan for the future of Coleg Elidyr so that this special place will be there for the young people who need it for years to come.
After providing for their loved ones, many people choose to leave a legacy to the charities that are closest to them. A legacy gift is the only opportunity many of us will have to make a significant gift with a lasting impact.
Making such a special gift requires thought and consideration. If you would like to find out more about how you can help students at Coleg Elidyr through your Will, please contact the College CEO & College Principal Dai Sibbons for a discreet, strictly confidential conversation on 01550 760450. We can help you to understand your options and the ways you can help. We always advise that you seek professional advice when making or amending your Will.
Ways of giving in your Will
Your solicitor can advise you on a number of ways of leaving a legacy. The two most common are:
A monetary gift – a fixed amount.
A share of your estate after other legacies and charges have been met. This is known as a residuary gift. It is usually expressed as a percentage or fraction (e.g. 5%, one quarter). This way of giving ensures that the legacy will not decrease in value over time.
Legacy gifts to charity are free of inheritance tax.
Providing for a family member with learning difficulties
If you have a child or family member with learning difficulties or disabilities who is not able to manage their own finances, it is especially important to seek expert legal advice when making a will. Receiving an inheritance can have unexpected consequences – for example, the loss of means-tested benefits or services. Setting up a trust is sometimes a good way to ensure a stable future for your loved one with a disability. You may wish to seek advice from a solicitor who specialises in Trusts and Probate and has experience in this area.
If you would like to leave a gift to Coleg Elidyr in your will, please give your solicitor Coleg Elidyr’s full name and charity number: Coleg Elidyr CampHill Communities, Registered Charity No. 502742.
Your will is a personal matter. However, if you have included Coleg Elidyr and would like to let us know, we would like to thank you in confidence, and keep you up to date with developments at the college. On behalf of all of the students we thank you for your support.