Leaving a legacy to the National Centre for Early Music is one of the most powerful and effective ways of ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy early music.

We can accept bequests in support of any aspect of the charity's activities and your legacy can help sustain that which you most enjoy about  our work.  For example, you could support:
-  The festival programme
-  Young emerging talent
-  Our creative learning programme
-  The maintenance of this historic church 

Your contribution can really make a difference to people‚Äôs lives. Festival supporter Nick Nimmin was particularly supportive of the aspirations of the many young musicians who perform in the annual summer Festival. His legacy has helped the NCEM support musicians from across Europe and we are immensely grateful to him  - and all others - who offer such practical help in these complicated financial times.

There are many ways in which you could give us your support, whether as a residual or pecuniary legacy, but please do consult a solicitor before making a decision - and remember that as a registered charity, your gift will be free of inheritance tax!

For more information or a confidential discussion, please ring Cherry Fricker, NCEM's Director of Finance and Operations on 01904 632220 or email cherry.fricker@ncem.co.uk  

If you do decide to leave a gift in your will, please make sure that you including the following information:

Charity name: The York Early Music Foundation * 
Registered charity number: 1068331
Registered address: National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL

*Please note that the National Centre for Early Music is the trading name of The York Early Music Foundation.


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