Gifts in Will and Donations in Memory

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Gifts in Wills and Donations in Memory

Gifts in Wills

Income from legacies can be transformational to a charity like ours. Once you have taken care of family and friends, please do consider remembering Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust in your Will.

There are three different types of legacies:

- Pecuniary bequest – this is where you leave a specific sum of money.

- Specific bequest – this is when you choose to gift a special item such as a painting, piece of furniture or your home.

- Residual bequest – this is the residue of your estate, what’s left over after you have looked after family and friends and all costs have been met.

Legacies free from any restrictions are the most preferable as they can be directed to areas of work that are most in need at that time.

Making your Will

If you don’t already have a Will, talking to your solicitor would be the first thing to do. Using a solicitor to write your Will ensures it is legally correct and that all your wishes are carried out. Your solicitor will help you calculate the value of your estate, choose the type of legacy to leave and choose your executors.

Updating your Will

If you would like to include a gift to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust in your existing Will, you will need to contact your solicitor and instruct them that you would like the gift to be added to your Will. They will add this request to your existing Will by what is called a Codicil. You can add more than one Codicil to your Will.

Further information

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and would like to discuss this with us first, please contact our Development Manager, Jaclyn at or 01720 422153.

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Donations in Memory

A Donation in Memory is a special way of commemorating the life of a loved one. They are a touching way of remembering the life of a person or an animal that was special to you and the things that were important to them.

A Donation in Memory could be made to celebrate a person’s birthday, a special anniversary or as a tribute to a life. The memory of your loved one will live on in our work to look after the wildlife and wild places in the Isles of Scilly.

By making a donation in memory of someone, you are directly supporting the conservation of around half of the Isles of Scilly, Keeping Scilly Special for future generations to enjoy in the same way that you and your loved ones have.

Donations in Lieu of Flowers

You can also honour a loved one and their passions by asking for donations in lieu of flowers at their funeral. This is a very personal way of commemorating that person’s life whilst supporting a cause that was dear to them. Donations in lieu of flowers will help us to carry out our vital conservation work and this donation will last until well after any flowers have faded.

Donations can be made online through our Donate Page or you can set up a Just Giving in memory page.

If you prefer to donate by post, you can send a cheque made payable to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.

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