Leaving a Legacy

In 1976 a handful of Christians were drawn together by their desire to live and share their faith in the world of sport. They believed that sport mattered to God - and they saw that their sporting desires, gifts and opportunities were God’s invitation to live out their faith in the context of sport.

What a legacy they have left! Since the first fledgling prayer meetings and sports dinners of 1976, hundreds of thousands sportspeople have heard the gospel throughout the UK. Today, there are countless Christians up and down the country living out their faith in the mission field of sports clubs and teams.

And the future? We trust God has great plans for the sporting mission field. If you are also looking to the future and considering leaving a legacy to Christians in Sport please see the frequently asked questions below. If you would like to discuss further how a legacy may be used or if you would like any more information, please contact us in total confidence.


Why are legacies important for Christians in Sport?

We are incredibly grateful for the income we receive through legacies. Any legacy left to Christians in Sport enables us to make a lasting impact on the mission field of sport. An impact which helps Christians to integrate sport and faith as well as giving sportspeople an opportunity to explore the gospel message.

How do legacies work?

Legacies can be left in your Will or by way of a declaration to the executors of the Will with instructions as to how and which charity the bequest is to be distributed.

Why should I make a Will?

Making a Will means that you can be sure your wishes will be followed after your death. A Will also gives you the opportunity to continue to provide for the people and causes you care about in your lifetime. Whatever your wishes about the distribution of your estate it is advisable to make a Will (if you haven’t already) as it is the only legal guarantee your wishes will be kept.

What if I already have a Will?

It is important to keep your Will up-to-date and review it in light of any birth, death, marriage or divorce in your family. If you ever want to add or amend your will you can do so cheaply and easily with a legal document called a codicil.  

What about inheritance tax?

Your solicitor will be best placed to advise you on inheritance tax and explain to you the new rules surrounding tax relief for those who leave 10 percent of their estate to charity. In most cases, your legacy gift to Christians in Sport would be exempt from inheritance tax.

Should I tell Christians in Sport I’ve included them in my Will?

It is entirely up to you what you want to tell us. There is no reason for us to know. If you would like to let us know, we’d love to hear from you! Hearing from our supporters about what has inspired you or your loved ones to include Christians in Sport in their Wills is a great inspiration and encouragement for us.

For more information, please contact Jen Warnock on jen.warnock@christiansinsport.org.uk or 01869 255637