Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy to CERCOPAN in your will, means that you continue making a positive impact on the conservation of the world you leave behind long after you are gone. Furthermore, by leaving a gift to CERCOPAN you could substantially reduce the amount of tax payable by your family on your estate. For example, in April 2012, the UK government introduced a reduced rate of inheritance tax for estates leaving 10 per cent or more to a charity ( see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/will.htm ). Rest assured, no matter how small the gift, it will greatly appreciated and every single penny will be put to good use.

Instructing a professional to produce your will is inexpensive, easy and ensures that your wishes will be carried in the exact manner you had planned. If you already have a will, you can simply add a ‘codicil’ to an existing document that  will allow you to incorporate a gift to CERCOPAN without having your will entirely re-written.

If you would like to remember CERCOPA N in your will there are three main types of gift you can leave as your legacy.

–      Pecuniary gift – a specified sum of money, this can be index linked so that it increases with inflation

–      Specific gift – A specified item of property e.g. real estate, art or jewellery,

–      Residual gift – a percentage of the net value of your estate, which ensures that the legacy remains unaffected by inflation

Please ensure that the professional writing your will has the following information.

CERCOPAN, 19 Prestbury Crescent, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3PJ, Charity No. 1116955

If you need further advice on leaving a gift to CERCOPAN or you require assistance with the wording of your legacy,  please do not hesitate to contact us at administrator@cercopan.org