Support us in your Will
Leaving something of value behind is important for all of us. It shows our contribution to the world has meant something and that our achievements don’t go unnoticed. Leaving a legacy to charity is a great way to ensure your hard work continues to have an impact – by making a gift in your Will to the Film and TV Charity, you’re ensuring that support for individuals and community groups working in film, TV and cinema continues well into the future.
That’s why we’ve partnered with Will-writing specialists Farewill, to give our supporters the chance to create a Will for free. We understand how important it is to look after your family and friends when you’re gone, and by writing your Will with Farewill, you can get your affairs in order in as little as 30 minutes.
Once you’ve provided for your loved ones, consider including the Film and TV Charity as one of your beneficiaries. It’s truly one of the biggest gifts you can make to our community – and even 1% of your estate could make a significant difference to the lives of people working in our industry.
Legacies are great because while they don’t cost you anything today, you have the peace of mind that in the future your contributions will help bring to reality our vision: a supportive film, TV and cinema community that works together to make our industry better.
The potential impact of your legacy
Including the Film and TV Charity in your Will is one of the largest gifts you can make. It shows other people that you trust the work we do and the impact that your donations allow us to make.
Legacy gifts allow us to continue to provide our mental health and wellbeing services, including:
- 24/7 Film and TV Support Line
- Bullying Advice Service
- Freelancer Wellbeing Hub
- Whole Picture Toolkit
Your legacy gift will help fund our services which are a lifeline for so many.
Legacy Giving at The Film and TV Charity in action:
Mary Lund OBE – General Secretary of the former Independent Television Companies Association
Mary Lund OBE was a great supporter of the Film and TV Charity, choosing to leave a share of the residue of her estate to us and other charities. Remembered by many as the General Secretary of the former Independent Television Companies Association (ITCA), Mary died at 100 years old.
A trailblazer for women in television, Mary held her position at ITCA until she retired in 1980. At the time, the ITCA represented the collective interest and functions of the 15 regional ITV franchises, such as network programme planning, sports rights acquisition, and film purchase. The appreciation of her contribution to the television industry was recognised first by the grant of a Fellowship of the RTS and followed by an OBE.
By leaving a share of her remaining estate to several charities, Mary was able to support 31 different causes she was passionate about. To date, we have gratefully received £60,000 from Mary’s estate, which we’ll use to continue running our mental health services, giving cost of living grants to those needing it most, and providing opportunities to underrepresented industry colleagues.
Amy Dulake – Projectionist / General Manager at Kinema in the Woods
Amy Dulake dedicated her whole working life to cinema and decided to leave her estate to the Film and TV Charity to enable others to thrive in the industry she loved.
Starting her career as Second Projectionist in 1963 at the Kinema in the Woods, she became part of the all-female team that had run the Kinema projection room since 1943.
Amy was also instrumental in the success of several cinemas in the area, including managing a cinema in Spilsbury in 1975, and another in Mablethorpe in 1981. She returned to the Kinema in 1985 to take over the managerial position from her mother, Beatrice, overseeing the installation of the Compton Cinema Organ, which opened in 1987.
The Kinema in the Woods is an historic cinema in the village of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. A family-owned business, it opened its doors in 1922 and is believed to be the only full-time cinema in the UK still using rear projection. Amy worked at the Kinema through to her own retirement.
Amy, who passed away in December 2022, left the entire residue of her estate to the Film and TV Charity, for which we are extremely grateful.
Together, we can make life better for everyone working behind the scenes.
For more details on how to include the Film and TV Charity in your Will, please download our handy guide – “Your legacy”.
And if you’d like to speak to us about your legacy first, contact us on [email protected]
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