Leaving a gift in your Will

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By leaving a gift to TREE AID you can leave a lasting legacy of hope to some of the poorest people in the world. Legacies are special gifts. However big or small you can be sure that it will mean a huge amount to the communities that we work with.

TREE AID's promises to you are contained within our legacy charter and listed below:

  1. We will always respect your privacy.
  2. We realise that your family and friends will come first.  We don't ask you for a specific sum of money but for a percentage of whatever is left after those close to you have been taken care of.
  3. We always love to hear that you’ve left a gift but there’s no pressure to tell us that you have done so.
  4. We will use your gift carefully and cost effectively so that it has the greatest impact.
  5. We will handle whatever gift you leave with care, sensitivity and respect

How to leave a legacy (gift in your Will) to TREE AID

Leaving a gift in your Will is a very special way to support TREE AID, and ensures that the work you supported during your lifetime can continue for generations to come.  You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy and you will probably want to provide for your loved ones first, but rest assured that a gift of any size will make a difference.

There are three types of gift that you can leave in your Will to support our work these are explained in our guide to leaving a gift.

Creating your Will

If you would like to include TREE AID in your Will we advise that you visit your solicitor. If you do not have a solicitor you can find one by searching the Law Society database.

Alternatively, TREE AID has registered with www.totallyFREEwills.co.uk a website that can help you make a basic Will free of charge. The service is free for basic wills. The website requests that you answer a few questions first to determine whether you need a basic will or whether your situation is more complex and may require specific advice from a solicitor.

If you already have a Will

You can also add a gift to TREE AID to an existing Will using a Codicil form. To make things simple, you can download a form here to give to your solicitor.

Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax

TREE AID is a UK registered charity and therefore gifts and bequests to us are generally exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax if you are a UK tax payer. Please seek advice from your solicitor about Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

Frequent questions

To view some of the more common questions we hear in relation to leaving a gift in your will click here.

Thank you

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to TREE AID. Please let us know of your kindness so we have the opportunity to thank you and consult with you about how you would like to be kept informed of our work.

"To those families who have given a legacy, I particularly would like them to know that their gift is really making a difference to us. We wish we could thank these people who support us face to face. May God bless them and keep them in good health”.Francois, M. Issaka, President of Association Base Fandiman, a TREE AID project partner in Burkina Faso.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Daniel Palfrey on 0117 909 6363 or by e-mail at daniel.palfrey@treeaid.org.uk

Tribute to a supporter

“The two most important things in life are to love – and to plant trees.”  Father Anthony Storey, 1919 – 2007.

Father Anthony Storey with one of his beloved treesFather Anthony Storey was an avid tree fan and dedicated supporter of TREE AID.  Over the years Father Storey’s support of TREE AID has enabled some of the world’s poorest people to overcome poverty through the use of trees. Now, his generous legacy gift has enabled us to continue our work in Burkina Faso helping villagers with trade and enterprise in Mali and Ghana.TREE AID would like to pay tribute to Father Storey’s ongoing support and his belief in our mission.