Donations & Legacies

Your generous gift enables the Charities to make provision for comfortable homes for elderly people in the Salisbury area. The generosity of local people over the last six centuries has ensured the successes we have achieved today. Your gift will benefit those in need now and in the future.

The anticipated cost of developing an almshouse site is circa 2 million and your gift, however small, can make a difference to the lives of those most in need.

With your help further almshouses can be built on existing land owned by the Charities or allow the purchase of new land on which to build. Your help now will serve to join in with, and perpetuate, the valuable work of those whose kindness and foresight founded almshouses throughout the City of Salisbury.

Almshouses rebuilt or refurbished in recent times:

  • Robert Stokes 2005
  • Sarah Hayter's 2000
  • Steve Biddle House 1997
  • Hussey's 1996
  • Brympton 1988
  • Gloucester House 1984

Legacies

AlmshouseThe following wording is submitted for guidance and should be used only in conjunction with legal advice.

Suggested Wording of Clauses

A clause for a Pecuniary Legacy contained within a Will.

I give the following charitable legacy absolutely:

to Salisbury City Almshouse and Welfare Charities (Registered Charity 202110) Trinity Hospital, Trinity Street, Salisbury SP1 2BD (hereinafter called "the Charities")

the sum of ........ for the general purposes of the Charities and with the full power to expend capital as income for such purposes and I direct that a receipt of the Clerk to the Trustees of the Charities shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors/Trustees for this payment.


A clause for a Residuary Legacy contained within a Will.

I devise and bequeath all (or a....share of) the residue of my estate absolutely:

to Salisbury City Almshouse and Welfare Charities (Registered Charity 202110) Trinity Hospital, Trinity Street, Salisbury SP1 2BD (hereinafter called "the Charities")

such sum to be applied for the general purposes of the Charities and with the full power to expend capital as income for such purpose and I direct that a receipt of the Clerk to the Trustees of the Charities shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors/Trustees for this payment.


Making a Codicil to Your Will

If you have a Will, you can add a cash gift by making a "Codicil" to your Will. It is important that you contact a Solicitor to prepare the Codicil so that it does not affect any other provisions in your Will and that it is executed correctly.

A sample clause to include in the Codicil (the remaining clauses of which your solicitor will need to draft) is as follows:

I give to Salisbury City Almshouse and Welfare Charities (hereinafter called "the Charities" of Trinity Hospital, Trinity Street, Salisbury SP1 2BD (Registered Charity 202110)

The sum of ...............pounds (.............) for its general purposes and with the full power to expend capital as income for such purposes and I direct that a receipt of the Clerk to the Trustees of the Charities shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors/Trustees for this legacy.

Salisbury City Almshouse and Welfare Charities
Trinity Hospital, Trinity Street Salisbury SP1 2BD
Registered Charity 202110