Types of Legacy gifts

Types of Legacy gifts

There are so many ways in which you can help our dogs by leaving a gift in your Will. Your solicitor or any other service you use to prepare your Will may use words such as ‘bequest’ or ‘provision’ – these are legal terms for the word ‘gift’.

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 you can leave to Romanian Rescue Appeal.

Pecuniary Gift – is the gift of a particular sum of money.

Specific – is the gift of a specified item that could be for example; property or a piece of artwork.

Contingent – This would be used in the case where the person who you have left money or property to sadly passes away before you do, in which case you can put a clause in place to ensure the money or property then comes to Romanian Rescue Appeal.

Reversionary – with this type of gift, the benefit of your estate will remain for a person or people during their lifetime and go to the Charity only after their death or upon any specific condition is met.

As a reminder, please user our full details in your will to make a gift to the dogs:

Suggested wording for a gift in your Will
If you would like to leave Romanian Rescue Appeal a gift in your Will the following wording may be helpful when you visit your legal advisor
“I give all (or a _% share of) the residue of my estate to Romanian Rescue Appeal, Registered Charity Number: 1161037, 3 COLLEGE CLOSE, BIRKDALE, SOUTHPORT, PR8 4DG for its general charitable purposes 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.

Suggested wording for a codicil to Romanian Rescue Appeal
If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to Romanian Rescue Appeal, a codicil is a cost effective method of doing it. Adding a codicil to your Will enables you to leave a donation to Romanian Rescue Appeal while still making sure that your other provisions remain the same and you won’t have the cost of your Will being rewritten.
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 Romanian Rescue Appeal, Registered Charity Number: 1161037, 3 COLLEGE CLOSE, BIRKDALE, SOUTHPORT, PR8 4DG for its general charitable purposes 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.

You can find some suggested wording to be included in your will for the different types of gifts in our Downloadable Will Guide

Thank you so much for supporting the work of Romanian Rescue Appeal and working with us to make these dogs’ lives worth living, now and in the future.

Contact us to talk in confidence using the form below to request a call or read more about the difference your legacy gift can make to the dogs saved by Romanian Rescue Appeal or will making and codicils.

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