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Why I am leaving a legacy in my will

Jonathan tells us why he has plans in place to leave The John Hymers Bursary fund a legacy in his will
Why I am leaving a legacy to Hymers
Why I am leaving a legacy to Hymers

“Leaving a legacy was an easy decision to make. For the record my parents paid for my fees. And whilst I wasn’t the most gifted academically, there's no doubt the impact the Hymers College had on my life and future success. 

"More recently, I got back involved with the school supporting their highly successful Young Enterprise programmes. I subsequently became a governor in 2016 and was President of the Old Hymerians Association in 2018.

"I have no children myself but had three nieces and nephews at the school. Olivia, who became Head Girl and is now a doctor. Samuel who also is a doctor and William who is a teacher at Hampton School in London. My family have a lot to thank Hymers for. 

"I’m sure my nieces and nephews will appreciate the gesture that I am making on the family's behalf and I’m pledging £140,000 to the legacy fund. I hope that my estate doesn’t have to pay too soon, but knowing that this amount of money will put a gifted child through school gives me a great sense that I’m contributing to their future.

"I hope that you will feel the same and do the same as I do. I don’t even need to remind you of the Inheritance tax you’re saving!”


Jonathan Leafe

OH 1971-79

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