Tim McGarry & the Integrated Education Fund Launch Legacy Giving Scheme at Cleaver Fulton Rankin

September 19, 2014

Comic Tim McGarry joined the Integrated Education Fund and legal experts in urging supporters to plan for the future, when he launched the charity’s legacy giving scheme at the offices of solicitors Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast.

Comic Tim McGarry joined the Integrated Education Fund and legal experts in urging supporters to plan for the future, when he launched the charity’s legacy giving scheme at the offices of solicitors Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast.

Setting out the Fund’s vision of a united community where young people of all traditions and backgrounds learn, play and grow together in the same classrooms, IEF Chair Marie Cowan encouraged donors to include the charity’s work in their will. Marie said

“A legacy to the IEF is a message to future generations that we care about building a truly united community for those who come after us.  Supporters who leave us gifts in their will believe passionately in our work – and trust us to use their gift with care and sensitivity. ”

Brian Small, the IEF’s Fundraising Manager and Michael Graham of Cleaver Fulton Rankin outlined the different types of gifts which can be made through a legacy and stressed that  professional advice makes the process simple.

Commenting on the legacy campaign, Michael Graham said

“It’s important to make a will and the additional importance of remembering a good cause in your will can not be overstated.  It’s valuable to charities like the Integrated Education Fund and means an organisation dear to your heart can benefit from your support in the future.”

Tim McGarry, who used to be a solicitor, reminded everyone that neglecting to leave a will results in complications – often meaning more money for lawyers and less for family, friends and charities.