Coleg Elidyr is a registered charity. Fundraising to ensure we can continue to enrich the student experience is important to us. In December 2018 we were thrilled to learn that we have been successful in securing a Big Lottery Grant to build a new Community Education Hub.
We are extremely lucky to benefit from an active Parents’ Association who are tirelessly involved in on-going fundraising. Indeed our new purpose-built Gymnasium is testament to their hard work and commitment.
All donations to the Charity are always very much welcomed. 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
In October 2018, College CEO & Principal Dai Sibbons and College Trustee Tony Blunden took on the great hill trek along the Camino De Santiago in Spain raising funds for the Charity Coleg Elidyr Camphill Communities
Congratulations and thank you to them both for having completed such a great challenge in support of the charity.
Leaving a gift to Coleg Elidyr through 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 obviously a very 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.