Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Remembering NYB

Leaving a gift in your Will or in memory of a loved one will enable National Youth Ballet to thrive, and to nurture young talent to create the outstanding artists and choreography of the future.

“NYB gave me the chance to perform in front of directors and leaders of the ballet world. I will always be grateful for them for starting my career.”
Tyrone Singleton, Birmingham Royal Ballet

National Youth Ballet is fortunate to have been the recipient and trusted custodian of generous in memoriam and planned gifts that have provided the financial bedrock we need to flourish. Notably, our journey from a volunteer-driven charity to one that is today managed by a professional staff team was made possible when our incredible founder, Jill Tookey CBE, left behind an invaluable financial legacy to help secure our future. 


Leaving a gift in your Will to National Youth Ballet is simple, and all types of legacies towards our general purposes will be hugely appreciated. Whilst your adviser or solicitor should be able to discuss with you the most suitable approach, you may wish to consider:

  • a residuary legacy (a gift from the residue of your estate, which keeps pace with inflation)
  • a pecuniary legacy (a gift of a fixed sum of money)
  • a specific legacy (a gift of an item)

To include The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our full name and our charity number and address details below to ensure the gift reaches us.

If you are not making a new Will, the easiest way to make a legacy gift to NYB is through writing a Codicil: a simple document that is a legal supplement to your existing Will. 

Whilst a pledge is not binding and you may change your mind at any time, it would be immensely helpful if you could let us know if you are thinking of leaving a gift in your will to NYB. 

Of course, we will keep your wishes confidential, but we would be delighted to acknowledge you alongside our other valued NYB donors, unless you tell us that you would prefer to remain anonymous.


A Gift in Memory celebrating the life of a loved one is another way you might consider supporting the next generation of ballet artists. 

Since 2021, have worked with the daughter of extraordinary ballet teacher Pat Prime (11 May 1936 – 13 August 2018) to create the Pat Prime award to attract and enrol young, black dancers with remarkable potential. 

“Seeing Mum’s legacy for change and to support people to develop their talent makes me feel humbled, and it is wonderful to see that this donation impacts individuals so positively.”

Siân Prime

We are keen to discuss new ideas for gifts to inspire change that honour the passions of a loved one, and we warmly welcome all gifts in memory towards our charitable purposes.

Please contact Martha Oddy Boninfante, Fundraising Manager to arrange a confidential conversation.