This is often the one time in people's lives when they can afford to make a donation to causes which are dear to them. The cost of raising a family nowadays very often leaves little cash to spare and, later in life, retirement brings with it the need to conserve cash outgoings. If you are fortunate enough to have a property or a capital sum invested, then provision can be made, by way of a legacy, for a significant donation to a charity which you have long admired.
Leave a lasting gift
Leaving a legacy or bequest to The Donkey Sanctuary will help us to treat and provide refuge for our ever-growing family of donkeys which is an enormous task requiring considerable funding. To us the donkey is a creature who deserves to be treated humanely and to receive some loving care during his retirement years.
If you would like to discuss how you can include a gift to The Donkey Sanctuary in your Will, or would like further information, please contact us.
Alternatively, you can complete our downloadable Pledge Form (PDF) to help us plan our future work.
Leave a lasting legacy and benefit your estate at the same time.
There can be sound financial reasons why it makes sense to leave a legacy to The Donkey Sanctuary in your Will.
If you own your own house, this could well mean that the value of your Estate will be above the Inheritance Tax threshold.
If you wish to leave a legacy to The Donkey Sanctuary, you first have to decide the type of legacy you wish to leave. This can be a specific legacy, a pecuniary legacy or a residuary bequest.
It is helpful if bequests are made for the general charitable purposes of the charity as this means your gift can be spent where it is most needed at the time it is received.
We have provided some examples of specimen words you may find useful if you wish to include a bequest to The Donkey Sanctuary in your Will.
Leaving a legacy doesn't have to be complicated. We've put together some frequently asked questions which we hope will help you through the process.
Why make a will?
If you have no family and have not made a Will, your entire estate could pass to the Crown and be added to the Treasury's coffers. So while you might want your closest friend to have all your possessions, the law will not agree if there is no Will.