Yes, you can, although it is advisable for this to be worded as a request rather than a binding commitment in case circumstances at our sites and our specific projects change in the future.
We will always follow your wishes unless subsequent circumstances have made it not possible (e.g. in the event we are not at the time able to cover a specific aspect of work named).
We would advise you to speak to your solicitor, as they will be able to provide appropriate wording for your Will. It may be helpful to provide your solicitor with our charity number 1030884 (England & Wales), SC039410 (Scotland) and the full name of the organisation, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Please note that we are unable to provide legal advice.
We will always follow your wishes unless subsequent circumstances have made it not possible (e.g. in the event we are not at the time able to cover a specific aspect of work named). The broader the area of work chosen, the easier it is likely to be for your wishes to be followed. For example, if you indicate a hide at a particular centre, it may happen that this is not something that can be accommodated at the time.
Yes, gifts in Wills to registered charities are free of Inheritance Tax. Including a gift to charity in your Will not only helps the good cause in question but may also reduce the overall Inheritance Tax liability, as legacies to charities are deducted from the value of an estate before taxation.
WWT does not have the required trust corporation status to act as executor, but it is possible to specify WWT’s Director of Finance as an executor for the time being (or person holding the equivalent post). Please note that we are likely in any case to need to appoint a solicitor to carry out the administration.
If you would like to honour a loved one’s memory through a lasting tribute to protect wetlands and wildlife, please visit our Gifts in Memory page for further information.