McCrae’s Battalion Trust – Legacies and Bequests
McCrae’s Battalion Trust (and its predecessor, the Great War Memorial Committee) has always operated on a very tight budget. None of the Trustees are remunerated and many routine expenses are funded out of their own pocket. As a registered Scottish charity, we are not allowed to build up large amounts of cash in our account. However, we are allowed to accept bequests or legacies identified by the donor as ‘reserved’ for a specific purpose. Examples of this might include the upkeep of the Cairn and its associated commemorative works; sending a sixth-year student or a member of the Colour Party or a veteran to our annual service in Contalmaison; funding an educational initiative associated with the battalion or the Great War; supporting the fund to buy the land surrounding the Cairn in order to create a Garden of Remembrance. In this regard, the Trustees are open to appropriate suggestions and to discussion at any time and would welcome your contribution. Our annual accounts are monitored by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and we are happy to answer any questions.
Bequests or legacies can be employed as directed by the donor – unless the donor specifies that the decision be left to discretion of the Trustees. Full acknowledgement will be given – either publicly or, if preferred, privately.
We’ve managed to deliver huge value for money over the last decade but, as the Contalmaison project grows, so does our commitment and, inevitably, our costs. We have a track record that stands up to the closest scrutiny and we promise to spend your money wisely in memory of the finest battalion in Lord Kitchener’s Army.
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Thank you for your consideration.