A legacy is a donation left to a charity in your Will and is a lasting gift, which will help the charity’s work to continue.
At Horseshoes and Handprints we support children and youngsters up to 25yrs who have either neurological, educational or emotional needs by helping to fund them for equine therapy sessions. Your legacy can be large or small and we assure you that your gift will be used wisely with 99.9% going into direct funding – our overheads are minimal.
How do I leave a legacy?
It’s easy to include a gift to Horseshoes and Handprints in your Will, but you should always consult a professional, such as a solicitor or financial adviser, to be sure your Will reflects your exact intentions and you understand tax implications.
Charitable gifts are exempt from inheritance tax and could help reduce the total amount of tax paid on your estate. Anyone leaving at least 10% of their estate in their will to a charity benefits from an effective reduction in inheritance tax from 40% to 36%.
Updating your Will?
A legacy of any size really makes a difference in our ability to help youngsters with funding towards horse based therapy, which has proven to be so beneficial. When you are next considering writing or updating your Will, all you would have to do is contact your professional advisers and tell them the sum (or percentage of your estate) that you would like to leave us. We would always advise you to seek professional advice from a solicitor before writing or amending your will. Your adviser will need only our charity name, address and registered charity number 1173711.
Your adviser may suggest the wording is: “I give (£X / X% of my estate) to Horseshoes and Handprints, registered charity number 1173711, for its general charitable purposes.”
If you would like to discuss your ideas in confidence, please contact one of our Trustees, Desi Fradgley on 01460 63856, she will be delighted to hear from you and to have a quiet chat. Or of course you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.