Leaving a Legacy

You can help to secure the future of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue by remembering us in your will. 

Making a will can be difficult and worrying with assets to be allocated, to who and how. Writing your will gives you peace of mind and removes the burden to your family to take on this difficult task at their time of bereavement. A bequest to us need not affect your families financial stability. As a charity, all bequests are free from all liability for inheritance tax and can be used to bring the value of your estate below the tax threshold which can be of tremendous benefit for those left behind.

You can make a straight forward financial legacy or alternatively you can bequest property, shares or any other kind of gift. We fully appreciate the concern you have for those you leave behind, so you may wish to consider a "Reversionary Legacy' where you leave money, your estate or a percentage of it to the rescue but only after the death of your spouse, partner or relative. This means they can enjoy your assets during their lifetime but afterwards, the designated portion reverts to us. We recommend that you consult a solicitor to arrange the wording.

It is advisable to ask a Solicitor to draught your Will. After you have made provision for your loved ones you may want to give to charity. If you are planning to make a bequest to "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" we have some advice that will help ensure your gift makes a real difference to wildlife. 

WORDING YOUR BEQUEST

If you have decided to remember "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" in your Will there are two ways of making a bequest. One is to leave an amount of money. We naturally appreciate this but would ask you to include the words "index-linked" that protects your gift from inflation. A generous sum now could have significantly less actual value in twenty years or when the gift is released. 

There are three main types of legacy you can leave. The following wording that should be included as part of your will makes your intentions clear.

Residual Gift: This is all or a part of the value of your estate once all other legacies and expenses have been paid. The will should read -

"I give a _______ % share of the residue of my estate to not hereby or by any Codicil hereto otherwise disposed of subject to payment of my funeral and testamentary to "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" Registered Charity Number 1143603 of Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 1HL for the general purposes of "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" and I direct that the receipt of the person who professes to be the Hon Treasurer or another proper officer of "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge for the same.” 

Pecuniary Gift:  This is a gift of a specific sum of money.

"I give the sum of _______ pounds, index linked and free of duty to "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue," Registered Charity Number: 1143603 of Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 1HL for the general purpose of "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" and I direct that the receipt of the person who professes to be the Hon Treasurer or another proper officer of "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge for the same. 

Specific Gift:  This is an item of value, such as a home.

"I give (name item) not hereby or by any Codicil hereto otherwise disposed of subject to payment of my funeral and testamentary to "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" Registered Charity Number: 1143603 of Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens Camberley Surrey GU15 1HL for the general purposes of "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" and I direct that the receipt of the person who professes to be the Hon Treasurer or another proper officer of "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge for the same.”

If you have already made a will but wish to make an alteration or leave an additional legacy to "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" you can do this by making a short supplementary will, called a Codicil. It is important that a solicitor helps you with this to ensure compliance with legal formalities.

If you do decide to leave a gift to the "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" or have already included us in your will, we would be very grateful if you could inform us of your intentions in full confidence by writing to our founder and CEO Anne Brummer at our registered address. Please mark your letter Legacy Private and Confidential. If you would like any further information on leaving a gift to "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue" in your will, please contact us by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or by phone on 01276 681668 or write to us at: "Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue," Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 1HL. 

Thank you for remembering Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue and keeping wildlife safe into the future.

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