Change the future with a gift in your will
None of us likes to think about what happens after we go, but leaving a gift in your will can be the most meaningful, lasting donation you ever give to your favourite charity.
By investing in the recovery and preservation of native wildlife, you are ensuring that our precious native species, and the balance of nature of which they are a part, can be protected and preserved. Your gift will help to mitigate the threats of climate change and manmade challenges to ensure a more stable population of wildlife across Hampshire and beyond – for a future more in harmony with nature.
Giving a gift in your will
Once you have taken care of your loved ones in your will, please consider leaving a gift to HART Wildlife Rescue, to enable us to continue the vital work of rescuing, treating and rehabilitating our native wildlife. Now, in the face of climate change and increasing man-made pressures on habitats, your wildlife needs you more than ever before. Over the past 25 years, gifts from wills have played a vital part in HART’s survival and growth. Click here to read Alan Douglas’ story about how his gift made a difference to HART.
In recent years, over £3billion per year has been left to UK charities through gifts in wills. Any gift you leave to a charity is exempt from inheritance tax and capital gains tax, meaning it helps to reduce the tax burden for your executors.
How to make a gift in your will
HART would ask you to consider giving a gift to the charity for it to use for greatest need. Do bear in mind that a specific amount may not be worth as much at the time of giving as it was when written into the will, due to inflation; a percentage of assets is a useful alternative.
HART Wildlife Rescue is unable to give legal advice; if you are unsure, please consult a solicitor. If you already have a will and would like to add in a gift to HART Wildlife Rescue you can add a short section called a Codicil.
N.B. HART’s registered charity number is 1066760. Our full name as registered with the Charity Commission is Hampshire Animal Rescue Team.
Dedicate a gift to the memory of a loved one
Long after flowers would have faded, donations made in memory of a loved one live on.
If you would like to give in memory of a friend or relative, you can make the arrangements through a funeral director, or send any donations, along with the name of the person in whose memory the donations are collected, to: HART Wildlife Rescue of Unit 9, Lower Soldridge Business Park, Soldridge Road, Medstead, Hampshire, GU34 5JF.
If you would prefer donations to floral tributes, it is a good idea to let your relatives and executors know of your wishes, or to include it in the details about your funeral.
In memory donations can also be collected – please talk to HART if you would like support with this.