Leaving WRAS a Gift in your Will?

Why support WRAS by leaving a Gift in your Will?

We do not receive any central Government or National Lottery funding, we are totally reliant on the incredible generosity of our supporters.  Without you we could not continue our vital work of rescuing, caring and rehabilitating injured, lost, orphaned and abandoned wildlife.

Annually we responded to and deal with free of any charge to over 5000 casualties, this includes veterinary bills, food, water, electric, bedding, caging, rescue equipment, vehicles and fuel, phone bills and other necessary expenses.  The number of casualties are increasing year on year.  Habitat degradation,  pollution, disruption of ecosystem and climate change are all impacting on the life and survival of our wildlife.

By leaving a gift in your Will no matter how large or small, will be a lasting gift, your compassion and kindness will help secure the future of WRAS and the vital service we provide to our wildlife.

Once your loved ones have been provided for please consider leaving a gift in your Will to  East Sussex WRAS. (Please state our official title “East Sussex WRAS” and including our registered charity number 1108880).

Making a will does not need to be difficult, however, you may worry about assets to be allocated, to whom and how. Writing your Will gives you peace of mind and removes the burden to your family to take on this  task at their time of bereavement. A bequest to WRAS need not affect your families financial stability.

As a charity, all bequests are free from all liability for inheritance tax and can be used to bring the value of your estate below the tax threshold which can be of tremendous benefit for those you leave behind.

There are a number of different types of gift you can make to support the work of WRAS in your will:

  • Pecuniary Legacy a gift of a sum of money (it is possible to add a pecuniary legacy to an existing Will using a simple Codicil document)
  • Residuary Legacy a gift of a share or all of what is left of your estate after all other payments have been made.
  • A specific gift this could be a gift of anything from a piece of jewellery or a property to a selection of shares.

It is important that your Will is legal, we recommend that you contact a professional for help in preparing your will.

East Sussex WRAS has partnered with Bequeathed - make your will for good, who offer a free will writing service and provide advice for WRAS supporters. 

You can find out more about Bequeathed and their service by clicking here.

You can arrange an appointment for a video chat with Bequeathed by clicking here

You can alternatively phone Bequeathed on 020 8191 0587 or by e-mail using support@bequeathed.org or by post to Bequeathed Limited, Acre House, 11/15 William Road, London NW1 3ER. 

If you would like to discuss leaving a gift in your will with WRAS direct please do not hesitate to contact  trevor@eastsussexwras.org.uk or telephone Trevor Weeks on 01825873003. East Sussex WRAS are unable to offer advice on will writting, but Bequeathed offer a free Will writting service and offer free advice.

If you have already kindly left a gift in your Will to WRAS then please download and complete the WRAS Legacy Pledge Form

Thank you.

This video is a walk through of the process involved in using the Bequeathed Will for Good free will writing service.

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