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Legacies

Please Remember Tiggywinkles in your Will

Making a Will is easy and the only way to ensure that those you love will be taken care of. If you have no immediate family then having an up to date Will allows you to ensure your money benefits the people or causes you care so much about.

Remembering Tiggywinkles in your Will is the way to ensure that no British sick or injured creature ever has to suffer. We will always be there for them. Legacies form such a vital proportion of our income.

When you choose to leave a bequest to charity the gift to us will always be tax free.

As a permanent memorial we remember those who kindly leave a bequest by inscribing their name on a plaque in our Remembrance Garden, for all future Visitors to see how such help has benefitted wildlife.

Willmaking is a Simple Procedure

List everything you need to include such as property, money and other assets

Decide who you wish to benefit, including Tiggywinkles if you so wish. Make a list of all names and addresses.

Choose your Executors. It is best to have two Executors in case one is not available when the time comes. Often people choose family members or their Solicitors.

Once prepared take all this information to your Solicitor who will draw up a Will for you.

Changing your Will

If you have already made a Will and then decide to add a gift to Tiggywinkles simply ask your Solicitor to add a codicil to your existing Will.

Types of Legacies

Residuary Gift

This is the gift of all (or part) of the value of your estate after debts, liabilities and other legacies have been paid.

Pecuniary Gift

This is the gift of a particular sum of money.

Specific Legacy

This is the gift of a specified item such a property, jewellery or other valuables.

Suggested Wording

If you wish to include Tiggywinkles in your Will do please pass on this wording to your Solicitor:

Whole or part of a Residuary Estate

“I give all (or a _% share of) the residue of my estate to Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust (Registered Charity Number 286447) of Aston Road, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8AF for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge”

A Legacy of Money

With inflation a legacy diminishes in value, however, by including the words “index linked” after the stated amount your legacy is protected from the effects of inflation. The following wording in your Will makes this clear:

“I give absolutely a pecuniary legacy of (words) (£……..) index-linked to Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust (Registered Charity Number 286447) of  Aston Road, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8AF for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge”

Click here to learn more about what your legacy means to us.

Contact us

If you would like further information or advice please speak to our Legacies Officer Jenny Babb on 01844 290494 or email her at jennybabb@tiggywinkles.org We will also be happy to send you our Legacy leaflet.

Bandaged Deer

Blue Tit

Baby Hedgehogs

Memorial garden

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