Leaving a legacy

As a registered charity, Action for the Wild relies completely on donations in order to support vital conservation projects worldwide. Your gift can really make a difference to help us support endangered species which in some cases are facing extinction in the wild.

Leaving a legacy to Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild is 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.

Remember, that you do not pay any inheritance tax on any gifts to a 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.

Online Memorial Donations

The MuchLoved Charitable Trust is the pioneering bereavement charity offering a web-based tribute service for others.

The charity has since established an online memorialisation for bereaved people hosting sites for over 300,000 users which have raised over £35 million for good causes. The online memorials can process donations and collect Gift Aid for UK charities if you are looking to fundraise for Action for the Wild in the name of a loved one.
You can find out more here.

Please pledge your gift today for the endangered species that need your help in the future.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of leaving a legacy please contact us by;

Telephone: 01206 331292 ext 248
Write to us:
Rebecca Moore
Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild,
Maldon Road,
Stanway, Colchester,

Email: aftw@colchesterzoo.org

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. 

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