As a registered charity, Action for the Wild relies completely on donations in order to support vital conservation projects worldwide. So your gift can really make a difference to help us support endangered species which in some cases are facing extinction in the wild. Any size of gift will help us to continue our charitable work.
Leaving a legacy to Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild is actually very simple. Your solicitor will be able to help you amend an existing will to include Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild as a beneficiary. Your solicitor will simply need our address (see below) and our registered charity number which is 1105621.
You can choose to leave a fixed amount (which is known as a pecuniary legacy) or a percentage of the residue of your estate (a residual legacy) to the charity.
If you would like to see your gift go to a zoo project locally you can stipulate this by asking your solicitor to word it as a “Purpose gift to Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild”. As things can change we would recommend that you do not name a particular species. We would suggest that you contact us to assist you with how you word such a gift.
Remember, that you do not pay any inheritance tax on any gifts to a charity.
A valid up-to-date will is the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out in the future so it is worth taking the time to sort this out. You can then be sure that your loved ones are provided for and that you can support any charities that you really care about.
Please pledge your gift today for the endangered species that need your help in the future. You can write to let us know of your gift to Alex Downing, Trustee, Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL or email us now firstname.lastname@example.org and this will assist us with our long term planning. Contacting us does not commit you to anything; it is simply a statement of your present wishes and will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you would like to discuss any aspect of leaving a legacy please call 01206 331292 x 226.
To thank you we will keep you informed of the developments at Colchester Zoo by sending you a copy of our Annual Report at the beginning of each year and also copies of the Zoo Matters newsletter.
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