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 a way to ensure that we will always be here to care for all manner of sick, injured or orphaned British wildlife and return these wonderful animals to the wild where they belong. 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. Did you know that if you leave a gift of 10% or more of your net estate to a registered charity, any inheritance tax would be reduced from 40% to 36%. For more information please visit the UK Government IHT web page.
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 benefited wildlife.
Will Making 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.
If you wish to include Tiggywinkles in your Will as a residuary beneficiary do please pass on this wording to your Solicitor:
Leaving 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”
Leaving a Gift of Money (A Pecuniary Gift)
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”
Get in Touch
If you would like further information or advice please speak to our Legacies Officer Melanie Kingham on 01844 290494 or email her at [email protected] We will also be happy to send you our Legacy leaflet.
Please note: When completing your will and leaving a legacy It is important the charity is correctly identified. Our correct details to include in your will are:
Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust, Registered Charity No. 286447, of Aston Road, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8AF.