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 Anim-Mates

Animal Rescue based in north west Kent
Registered Charity No. 1098252

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Writing a Will - remembering animals in your will

Writing your Will is an important way of looking after the future of your family and friends.


After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may also wish to leave a gift in your Will to help the unwanted animals cared for by Anim-Mates.


A gift in your Will, (also referred to as a legacy) however small or large, can help ensure Anim-Mates can always be here for abandoned animals, protecting them and giving them new beginnings.



Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.


In the panels below are suggested  wording to add to your Will or Codicil.


There are three main types of legacy that you can leave

1. Cash gift

This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It’s known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.


2. A share of your estate


After you’ve provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us. This is called a ‘residuary gift’.


3. A specific gift


For example you may wish to leave your jewellery to Anim-Mates.


Any legacies that donors give to a charity like Anim-Mates are exempt from inheritance tax.


I give the sum of £_____ to Anim-Mates, Olivers Farm, Ash, Kent, TN15 7HF

 (Registered Charity Number 1098252) for its general charitable purposes.


I further direct that the receipt of the Hon. Treasurer or other Trustee of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.


I give the residue or _ % of my estate to Anim-Mates, Olivers Farm, Ash, Kent, TN15 7HF (Registered Charity Number 1098252) for its general charitable purposes.


I further direct that the receipt of the Hon. Treasurer or other Trustee of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.


I give the gift of ________ to Anim-Mates, Olivers Farm, Ash, Kent, TN15 7HF

 (Registered Charity Number 1098252) for its general charitable purposes.


I further direct that the receipt of the Hon. Treasurer or other Trustee of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.


A CASH GIFT

 Suggested wording for your Will


A SHARE OF YOUR ESTATE

A SPECIFIC GIFT


Q: I already have a will, how can I change it to add a legacy to Anim-Mates?


A: You do not have to make a new Will.


You can make what is called a Codicil, which is a simple legal document that supplements an existing will.


As a codicil is also a formal legal document which must comply with certain formalities to be valid, it is advisable to use a solicitor.


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  we are most grateful. Thank you



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