Leave a legacy

There are several ways to ensure support for HART lasts beyond a supporter’s own lifetime, either by leaving a legacy, requesting In memory donations in lieu of flowers or purchasing a Memorial plaque for display at the hospital.   While three quarters of the UK population support charities, less than 10% leave a legacy to them, and donations given in this way are vital to enable charities to continue their work. All bequests to charities are exempt from inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a gift to HART Wildlife Rescue is an excellent way to extend your support of British Wildlife, and enable HART to continue to rescue, treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. There are 3 types of bequests; the correct wording for each is below. However, you should ideally consult a Solicitor if you intend to make or change a Will to ensure that it is legally correct and will stand up in law. If you already have a will and would like to leave a legacy to HART Wildlife Rescue you can add a short section called a Codicil. You should consult a Solicitor about this.

The suggested wording to leave a share of your estate (residuary legacy) is: 'Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give (the whole/ insert percentage value) of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will to HART Wildlife Rescue of Unit 9, Lower Soldridge Business Park, Soldridge Road, Medstead, Hampshire, GU34 5JF, registered charity number 1066760, for the general purposes of HART Wildlife Rescue, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.'

The suggested wording to leave a specific sum (pecuniary legacy) is: 'I give free of tax to Will to HART Wildlife Rescue of Unit 9, Lower Soldridge Business Park, Soldridge Road, Medstead, Hampshire, GU34 5JF,  registered charity number 1066760,  the sum of £________ for the general purposes of HART Wildlife Rescue, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.'

The suggested wording to leave a specific item is: 'I give to HART Wildlife Rescue of Unit 9, Lower Soldridge Business Park, Soldridge Road, Medstead, Hampshire, GU34 5JF, registered charity number 1066760 absolutely (write in here whatever you wish to give) for the general purposes of HART Wildlife Rescue, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.'

In Memory Donations

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. We will reply with thanks for your kind support, unless otherwise requested.

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.
For a donation of £50 or more, HART can erect an engraved memorial plaque at the hospital in memory of your loved one.

In memory donations can also be collected simply through Justgiving.com:

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We  need your help to ensure our valuable work can continue. By including us in your will, you can make sure that our British Wildlife will continue to be cared for in years to come.