Become a caring consumer Legacies

Donna Condliffe's hen

Donna Condliffe's hen

One of the ways in which you can help us to help caged hens is by leaving a gift in your Will enabling us to continue our work in finding caring retirement homes and in educating consumers about how everyone can really make a difference to hen welfare.

We give our pledge that we will make every penny we receive work for the benefit of these humble creatures and through our positive campaign we know we can make a difference.

Making a Will is the only way you can be sure that the money you leave benefits the people and causes that really matter to you.

Making a Will is best done through a solicitor or professional Will Writer; that way there is no room for error where legal jargon can sometimes be confusing. Any money you leave to a charity is NOT taxable ... in fact it is the only time you will ever beat the taxman!

There are 3 types of gift you can give:

  • A pecuniary legacy is the gift of a particular sum of money
  • A gift in kind is the gift of a property or a piece of jewellery, for example
  • A residual legacy is the most valuable kind of legacy you can leave, where the gift is all (or part) of the value of your estate, after expenses and other legacies have been paid.

The following form of wording is suggested as either part of a new Will or as a Codicil to an existing one. It may be adapted to deal with such things as property or particular items that you wish to bequeath.

I give to the "British Hen Welfare Trust" registered charity number 1147356, whose head office is or was Hope Chapel, Rose Ash, South Molton, Devon EX36 4RF.


absolutely free of taxes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer of the said " British Hen Welfare Trust" shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.

You may find it helpful to print the above text and take it to your solicitor when you are making your Will.

It is very important that the exact title of the charity, i.e. "British Hen Welfare Trust" AND the charity number 1147356, are clearly shown and that your intentions are witnessed by two people, neither of whom can be a beneficiary of the Will.

It is important to keep your Will up to date. Please remember that if you marry, divorce, separate or are widowed, you will need to make a new Will.

For more information download our Legacies leaflet.

If you have any queries about leaving us a gift in your Will please contact Elaine Jay on 01884 860084 or email


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