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SOS Children ‘Legacy Club’ celebrates first event

Members of the Legacy Club with representatives from SOS Children
Members of the Legacy Club with representatives from SOS Children

Members of the newly-established SOS Children Legacy Club, who have each committed to leave a gift to our charity in their will, recently got together for their first group event, a private visit to the gardens of Clare College in Cambridge.

The Legacy Club, launched in early 2012, was founded for SOS Children supporters who have chosen to remember our charity in their will. On the afternoon of 22nd June 2012, members gathered at Clare College, Cambridge, to enjoy a private tour of the gardens.

Despite the windy and overcast weather, 20 people attended the event by kind invitation of the Master of the College, Professor Tony Badger. He gave the group a brief history of Clare College, before handing over to the Head Gardener, Steve Elstub. The weather improved as Steve walked the group around the gardens for an hour and a half, telling the history of the site and explaining how the garden design has evolved and improved over many years despite enduring floods on several occasions. The audience of avid gardeners and amateurs alike were all delighted by the tour. The guests then returned to the Masters Lodge for tea and cake, just missing the downpour of rain.

The group all share an interest in SOS Children and the afternoon was an opportunity to show our gratitude for their support. We had the chance to explain why their choice to leave a legacy is so important to our work ensuring children can grow up in a loving home, and to answer any questions they might have about different aspects of our work across the world.

What better way to be remembered than to have given a child a future?

The value of a loving home is something that many of us take for granted. By remembering SOS Children in your will, you could give vulnerable children the gift of a lifetime. Find out more about leaving a legacy to SOS Children.