Leaving a Gift in Your Will

A gift in your will to the WGS Bursary Fund will help change a girl’s life

Remembering the Withington in your will provides a precious gift for future generations of Withington pupils. Leaving a legacy gift is a personal decision and must, of course, take into consideration the needs of family and friends first. However, a legacy gift, no matter how small, will have a huge impact on the lives of future Withington students.

A gift by bequest helps ensure that you can do more than you may be able to do in your lifetime. It is also an opportunity to give something back and leave a permanent legacy for generations to come. A legacy gift allows us to nurture the talent of bright girls in the North West and to continue to be a centre of excellence open to all.

Over one hundred and thirty years on from its foundation, Withington Girls’ School can look back with pride at its inheritance. By remembering Withington with a legacy gift today, you would help to ensure that many more generations could share in that pride.


The Emily Simon Society

When you pledge to leave a gift to us in your will, you will become a member of our Emily Simon Society. We would never ask, and you do not need to tell us, the amount you plan to leave. All we ask is that you simply let us know that you are leaving a gift in your will to the school.

Emily Simon was one of the Founders of Withington Girls’ School. Together with her husband Henry, she was a strong supporter of educating women and worked to ensure that an equal standard of education was available for girls as was provided for boys in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Emily Simon bequeathed the Playing Fields to Withington upon her death in 1920. In 2014, the school established a society which bears her name and which recognises those who have chosen to leave a legacy gift to support future Withington pupils. Four of Withington’s previous Headmistresses are currently patrons of the society.

Members of the society are invited to attend the annual Emily Simon Society Lunch at the school. These private lunches provide an opportunity for members to enjoy the company of like-minded supporters of Withington, to hear about the latest developments and to meet current pupils and staff.

Please contact Lesley Dowdall, Director of Development on 0161 249 3491 or email development@wgs.org if you would like more information or a confidential discussion about joining the Emily Simon Society. Thank you.

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