Types of gift

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Choosing to leave a legacy is an important decision, and we want you to feel comfortable in understanding the different ways you can support us.


There are three main ways that you can leave a gift in your Will:

A share of your estate
This is a gift of all or part of the value of your estate after debts, other legacies and liabilities are met.

A specific sum
This is when you choose to leave a specific sum (also known as a pecuniary gift), which you can arrange to be increased in line with inflation.

A specific item
This is when you give a specific item such as a painting, books, jewellery, land, stock and shares or property.

However you choose to remember Northumberland Wildlife Trust, you can be safe in the knowledge that your gift will be used in the best possible way to secure a positive future for wildlife in the region. If you do wish to include us in an existing will, you will need to complete a codicil form with your solicitor to ensure your wishes are clear and legally correct.

From April 2012, any estate which bequeaths at least 10% of its value to a charitable or cultural cause will enjoy a reduction in inheritance tax, from 40% to 36%, benefitting everybody you include in your Will. 


Other ways to support us

Many people prefer to make a donation 'in memoriam' or in lieu of flowers at a funeral - a positive way to say goodbye. Read more about giving a gift in memory.