1%er Legacy Programme

The Foundation launched the 1%ers programme in October 2018 to encourage orienteers to consider making a small gift in their will to the work of the Foundation.

Orienteering is an important source of enjoyment for many people, an opportunity to compete in a physically and mentally challenging sport, in a community of likeminded people who regularly work together across a spectrum of club activities, event management, planning, mapping, coaching, training… the list is enormous!  Many hours are given free every year by orienteers to support the sport and the Foundation recognises and is grateful for all these contributions.

Asking for a small percentage gift is intended to encourage orienteers to include the Foundation in any will they make without having a material impact on gifts they may want to make to their friends and family, and other charities important to them.  It doesn’t matter how big or small your estate will be because the gift will always remain a nominal amount – just 1%.

Becoming a 1%er!

We want to build a community of people interested in supporting the future of the sport, and our legacy givers, if they wish, will be invited to be known as a ‘1%er’.  We will look to this group to help us think through some of the challenges ahead for the Foundation, giving us their advice and insight into the areas the Board are wrestling with.

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Who Are We?

We are the Orienteering Foundation, a charity that promotes and supports orienteering, to bring all the benefits this amazing sport has to offer the people of the UK, and to ensure that our sport is here for the enjoyment of generations to come.  Read on to find out more about what we stand for and care about.

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Our Promises to You

  • We will not put you under any pressure to include us in your will and you alone can take the decision in your own time.
  • You don't need to tell us whether you decide to make a bequest or not, but if you do tell us you are, that decision will be kept strictly confidential.
  • We recognise that your loved ones will come foremost in your thinking.
  • We will respect your privacy and keep your details secure.
  • We will agree with you the level at which we'll keep you aware of our activities.
  • We take your wishes seriously and will do our best to ensure that your gift is used in the way that you wanted, both effectively and efficiently.

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1%er Legacy Programme FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about the 1%er Legacy Programme and giving a legacy gift to the Orienteering Foundation.  If you have any further questions, please contact admin@orienteeringfoundation.org.uk.

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