Discussing what happens to our estate after we pass away is not something that many of us would consider to be easy or pleasant. However, when it comes to preparing your Will for the first time or amending your existing Will, you may wish to think about including a small gift to The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, to help your memory live on in the work that we do.
Leaving a gift in your Will is a very special way to support The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust’s work in preserving and interpreting the unique heritage of Pembroke Dock and the surrounding area, and in working with the local community.
The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust
The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 1120476), and runs Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, now based in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, in the historic Royal Dockyard in Pembroke Dock.
The Trust was formed in 2006, and has been always reliant on public good will through donations and gifts. During its life, the Trust has been responsible for a great deal of work, both on local heritage and in working with the local community. Today, the Trust relies on about 20% – 25% of its income from donations and gifts, and without this continued public generosity we would be unable to continue our work.
The Trust has many plans to continue to expand and improve our displays, to tell a wider story of the maritime, military and social history of Pembroke Dock, a town with regional, national and international significance. We would like to continue to recover and preserve parts of the Short Sunderland T9044, sunk in the Cleddau estuary during a storm in 1940. We would like to continue our work within the local community; to educate and inform young people of their heritage, to provide a place of reflection for those whose family served in the Town during its military years, and to continue to be a vibrant tourist destination and arts venue that brings people and investment into Pembroke Dock.
A gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, can help us work toward all of this.
Leaving us a gift in your Will
We understand that when it comes to your Will, your family and friends must come first. Once you have cared for them, a gift in your Will could be the best way to remember and support us, especially if our work has been important to you or those close to you. By supporting our work in conserving and maintaining Pembroke Dock’s remarkable heritage, you can ensure it lives on for current and future generations.
The Trust is enormously grateful for every donation received, regardless of its value. Each person who supports The Trust becomes part of our unique history and more importantly, our future.
What do I need to do?
Simply let your solicitors know that you would like to include a gift to The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust in your Will, and provide our full address and charity registration number:
The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust,
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre,
Royal Dockyard Chapel,
Meyrick Owen Way,
Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS
Registered in England and Wales as a charity number: 1120476.
Company registration number: 05920931.
We would advise speaking to a fully qualified legal representative in order to ensure that your wishes are properly executed, they will be able to advise you of the different options available to you.
If you would like to make a gift for a specific purpose, please contact us first so that the Trust can ensure that your wish is practicable and that your instructions will be carried out in line with your bequest.
If you would like to leave a gift in your Will and want to discuss it with us, or if you have already included us in your Will and would like to let us know, please contact us:
Heritage Centre Manager
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre
Meyrick Owen Way
We will not ask how much you are considering donating, and will not share your contact details or add you to our mailing lists.
Can I minimise Inheritance Tax?
Everybody’s tax situation is different and we always recommend you seek individual advice from your financial or legal advisor.