Why I am Choosing to leave a Legacy

By Peter Ridge, supporter of Church Army for 21 years

After retiring as a partner in a Christian firm of chartered accountants I was asked to be the honorary treasurer of Church Army.

I knew little about them initially, but I was delighted to discover the breadth and depth of their work throughout the country. It was exciting to be with Christians from all walks of life and different backgrounds working together to “preach the gospel at all times and use words when necessary,” as St. Francis encouraged us to do.

I am particularly passionate about the work they do with children and young people from troubled backgrounds. 

Over time I have got to know Nick [Russell] and become familiar with the outreach of the Greenwich Centre of Mission, living and working alongside young people struggling with issues such as gangs, drugs and knife crime.

I am impressed with the way Church Army evangelists do not shy away from situations such as these, but rather commit to these young people long-term, to see their lives transformed through the love of God. 

I am no longer engaged directly in Church Army’s work but I am pleased to be able to continue supporting them financially with a monthly standing order.

Thinking ahead I have already made my Will which includes leaving a gift to Church Army as well as to my loved ones and other charities. I hope to encourage you to do the same as these gifts mean the work of Church Army can continue for many years to come. 

Considering a Legacy Gift?

Legacies come in all shapes and sizes, from 1%-100% of an estate, or any fixed sum which is affordable to you.  All you need to give your solicitor is our charity name and number.

To discuss or find out anything more please get in touch with Rachael Rook-Williams at legacy@churcharmy.org