Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

Your legacy

Imagine leaving a gift which will have an impact on the welfare of millions of hens in the future.

By remembering the British Hen Welfare Trust in your Will you will be saving hens from slaughter and giving them the chance to live out their days in the most natural way. Your gift will mean more hens becoming beloved pets throughout Britain, enjoying the free-range retirement they so thoroughly deserve. Education will be vital in shaping future attitudes to hen welfare and through our expanding schools programme we can influence young minds and future decision makers.

If hen welfare is important to you then a gift to BHWT is the perfect way to continue your love and passion for hens beyond your lifetime.

Your will, your wishes

Making a Will is the only way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you’re gone. Naturally, you will want to think about your loved ones first however then you may like to consider leaving a gift to the charity or charities that mean the most to you. We strongly recommend that you seek advice from a professional Will writer such as a solicitor when you are ready. If you would like to leave a gift to us, it is very important that the name of the charity, British Hen Welfare Trust and the charity number 1147356, are clearly shown. Remember to keep your Will up to date – if you marry, divorce, separate or are widowed, you will need to alter it and your solicitor or Will writer can easily do this using a form called a codicil.

There are 3 types of legacy gift:

  • residual legacy is where the gift is all (or part) of the value of your estate, after expenses and other legacies have been paid.
  • pecuniary legacy is the gift of a particular sum of money.
  • specific request is the gift of a particular item (a piece of jewellery, for example).

Residual legacies are especially valuable to your beneficiaries as they are protected from the effects of inflation.  Gifts to charity are tax-free so not only will your gift save hens’ lives it will also reduce your inheritance tax liability.

Did you know? Since April 2012, the rate of Inheritance Tax has been reduced from 40% to 36% on those estates that leave at least 10% of their value to charitable causes.

Find out more

If you have any questions or would like to know more about how a gift could help please contact our fundraising team or fill out the form below.

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Donation in memory

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a positive way to remember them and celebrate their life in a lasting way. Many people choose to do this in lieu of flowers at the funeral and all donations go towards our life-saving work. Please click here if you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one.

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