Leave a charity a legacy gift in your will

WHAT IS FREE WILL WRITING?

At Born Free we’ve teamed up with Farewill, who were voted the 'top national Will writing firm of the year 2019', to offer our supporters a free Will*.

These can be completed online in just 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill.

*Available to supporters in England and Wales. You don’t have to include a gift in your Will to Born Free to use this service, but we hope you will consider a gift once your loved ones are provided for.

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*Limited numbers available.

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HOW IT WORKS ...

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Q: What type of gift is best?

Any gift will make a difference to our work to Keep Wildlife in the Wild. Hopefully, we will not receive your gift for many years, but if you choose to leave us a residuary gift it would mean that the proportion would remain constant.

Q: Can I choose which project I want my money to go towards?

Yes. However, projects and needs do change over time, so it is helpful if your gift is not too specific.

Q: What happens if I change my mind?

You can change your mind at any time. We recommend that you consult a solicitor whenever you make changes to your Will.

Q: Do I have to tell you if I include Born Free in my Will?

It’s entirely up to you whether or not you share your intentions with us. We understand this is a sensitive matter, and your circumstances and priorities may change in the future but it’s always lovely to be able to thank our friends who leave a legacy.

Q: How do I find a solicitor?

At Born Free we’ve teamed up with Farewill, the largest Will writer in the UK, to offer our supporters a free Will*. These can be completed online in just 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill.

Once you have approved your Will from your solicitor and are happy with it, you must have it signed in front of two independent witnesses. Remember these witnesses cannot be related to you nor benefit from your Will. They must not be one of your executors or even married to one of your beneficiaries or executors. You must ensure that they do not leave the room during your Will signing or the document will be invalidated.

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INHERITANCE TAX RELIEF

Lots of people worry about Inheritance Tax (IHT) but the good news is that leaving a gift to charity in your Will can help to reduce the tax burden on your estate. An estate worth more than £325,000 is liable for IHT which is currently 40% on anything over this amount. There are ways that you can reduce the amount that is taxable by:

  • Leaving a gift to a charity, such as Born Free. The value of the gift would  be taken from your estate before the tax liability is calculated.
  • Leaving at least 10% of your net estate to a charity like Born Free would  reduce your inheritance tax from 40% to 36%.

Please note that this is for guidance only and your legal adviser will be able to explain how IHT rules apply to you and your particular circumstances. The Government website contains helpful information and useful examples and HM Revenue & Customs offer an Inheritance and Probate Helpline: 0300 123 1072.

You can calculate your predicted inheritance tax liability, and how this can be reduced with a gift to charity using the Government's inheritance tax calculator.

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