Thank you for remembering SongBird Survival in your Will 

If you haven’t yet made your will or would like to make changes to the wording of your will, then here are some ideas to help you 

There are three main types of gift you can make:

  • Residuary Gift: is the gift of all (or part) of the value of your estate after debts, liabilities and other legacies have been paid, and is the most valuable kind of legacy for charities.
  • Pecuniary Gift: is the gift of a particular sum of money.
  • Specific: is the gift of a specified item that could be for example; a house or land, a painting or a piece of jewellery.

Suggested wording for a gift in your Will:

If you would like to leave SongBird Survival a gift in your Will, then the following wording may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor:

"I give all (or a % share) of the residue of my estate (or a specific amount) to SongBird Survival (Registered Charity No 1085281) for its general charitable purposes (or towards a specific area of work or research) and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge."

Suggested wording for a codicil (an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will, or part of one):

If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to SongBird Survival, the following wording for a codicil may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor:

"I (name) of (address) declare this to be my first codicil to my last Will dated (date). I give (details of legacy) to SongBird Survival (Registered Charity No 1085281) for its general charitable purposes (or towards a specific area of work or research) and I direct that the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be valid and appropriate form of discharge. In all other respects I confirm my Will."

 

We'd like to thank you

If you have already included a gift in your Will to SongBird Survival, or intend to in the future, then we would love to hear from you. Not only will this information allow us to plan for the future, but more importantly, it means that we can pass on our heartfelt thanks for your generous pledge.

Your support is very important to us; our vital work helping song and other small birds would not be possible without your gift.

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