Donations, Legacies and Donate in Memory

Each year, Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations unites people of all ages, representation, and from near and far to celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy which continues to grow and leave its impact across the world.

We rely on the generosity of people like you to support the Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations.Without your support they will not be possible. Your gift will truly make a difference!

How we will say thank-you

You will receive all the benefits that being a Friend of the Shakespeare Celebrations entitles you to, and with your permission, we will acknowledge your gift on this website.

Make a gift to support the work and sustainability of the Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon.

We know that people care passionately about Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations for many reasons. Whether their affection stems from having participated in it since their childhood or they want to safeguard Shakespeare’s joyous legacy in his hometown, we are grateful for their generosity. If you’d like to join them in support, we’d love to welcome you! You will receive all the benefits that being a Friend brings and, with your permission, we will acknowledge your gift on this website.

Bequests advice: Using your Will to help Shakespeare’s Celebrations Stratford-upon-Avon

If you would like to ‘give something back’ in celebration of your own life and the enrichment you have enjoyed from Shakespeare’s gift to the world, you could consider making a bequest in your Will to support Shakespeare’s Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon.

By naming Shakespeare’s Celebrations Stratford-upon-Avon in your Will, you can help safeguard Shakespeare’s Celebrations’ future beyond your lifetime. Many societies and organizations rely on a substantial proportion of their income arriving in the form of bequests; in fact some receive up to 20 per cent of their annual income from this source.

Once you have made provision for your own family and friends in your Will, there is an opportunity to also make a positive impact on the future of Shakespeare’s legacy. A bequest in your Will can keep alive for generations your passion for Shakespeare and his home town where he was born and spent his formative and later years…and you’ll be remembered with gratitude for years to come.

Types of bequests:

Broadly speaking, there are two main types of bequest:

a) A specific amount of money or item of property – e.g. a house, motor vehicle, item of jewellery, furniture or artwork.
b) A percentage of the total assets or all (or part) of whatever is left over after all other bequests, taxes and payments have been made (the residue).

If you decide to leave a specific sum of money, it’s important to review your Will from time to time to ensure that the gift is keeping pace with inflation and that you are not giving away items or money you no longer possess!

Another way of remembering a favourite charitable organisation in your Will is to bequeath the proceeds of an insurance policy taken out to safeguard your children when they were young and no longer needed now. If your assets are considerable, you might want to consider setting up a Trust to distribute funds over a period of time.

Your legal adviser, bank or financial advisor can help you decide which type of bequest is most suited to your particular circumstances.

Give a gift in memory of a loved one

Flowers are a beautiful tribute, but many people are also looking for a practical and positive way to celebrate the life of a loved one and the things that were important to them.

A gift given in the memory of a loved one, to a cause that was dear to their heart could also help to bring some consolation at a time of grief.

By choosing to honour the memory of a loved one with a donation to Shakespeare’s Celebrations work in Stratford-upon-Avon, your gift will leave a lasting tribute to their life by helping to safeguard the Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations for generations to come.

Contact us now to discuss how we can help you make a lasting and fitting tribute through Shakespeare’s Celebrations in memory of your loved one.

For example, you could:

  • Dedicate a flag in their memory
  • Dedicate an award in their name
  • Acknowledge them on this website

Along with your donation, we will ask for your own name, address and the details of the person you are remembering.

Celebrating to support Shakespeare’s Celebrations

Whatever the occasion, whatever the weather and whatever you’re interested in, there is always a way you can acknowledge and raise funds for Shakespeare’s Celebrations.

The possibilities for revelries are endless: Why not have a:-

  • Shakespeare themed fancy dress party
  • A ‘Tudor masque’ entertainment with music, dancing, singing and acting
  • Invite some friends around to offer them a slice of ‘Shakespeare’s birthday cake’ and a cup of tea.

They are all great ways to raise funds and awareness and will make a real difference to the Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you, and remember you can hold any type of party at any time during the year.

Contact us on 01789 260645 or email