Leave a legacy for the future
A legacy will make sure that the animal rescue charity will continue it’s invaluable work for years to come. For many of us the most generous act of giving is by way of a bequest to a favoured Charity. It is a means of saying “You’re doing a wonderful job” when you are no longer able to say it for yourself. We are always immensely proud, therefore, when out of thousands of charities, our charity is remembered in someone’s Will. Surely there can be no finer departing gesture than to ease the suffering of needy animals.
Here’s hoping the following guidelines are a useful source of information to those contemplating a Will.
Protect your pets
You may have the welfare of your pets to consider when making a Will. Without specific instruction, much-loved and cherished animals can themselves become victims. It is important, therefore, to be clear and concise about their future should they outlive you. Their future can be guaranteed by nominating our Charity as their legal guardians as part of the Will-making process whereupon their future happiness and security will be taken care of. This is particularly important when pets have to be found new and loving homes together and in an environment to which they are accustomed.
Do I need to change my Will?
If you already have a will, it’s easy to amend it. Minor changes – such as, adding a gift to the animal rescue charity – do not require a new will. However, If you wish to make other changes at the same time, it may be best to have the Will re-written to include all your changes in a new document. The existing will can be amended by preparing a document called a Codicil, which your solicitor will help you to draw up or you can click here for a copy. The codicil must be handed to your solicitor to be kept with your will. Most solicitors are happy to make a house call if requested to. Please don’t forget to mention our Charity name, charity number and address as set out in “Making Your Will”.
Making a Will
If you have never made a Will it is advisable to seek the guidance of a Solicitor. Home-made Wills could carry the risk of unforeseen legal loopholes and may be invalid. As beneficiaries of your Will, your Solicitor will require the following information about us:
- Charity Name : the animal rescue charity
- Charity Address: Foxdells Sanctuary, Foxdells Lane, Rye Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. CM23 2HD
- Charity Registration Number: 1007182