What could be more special than leaving a wild natural forest as your living legacy for the future? You can, by choosing to include Trees for Life in your Will.
Every legacy we receive, no matter what size, will be carefully used to bring back more wild, native forest and all the wildlife that depends on it back to the Highlands.
Making a Will is an important way of looking after the future of your friends and family. A Will ensures that your wishes are followed and you can ensure your assets and possessions are left to loved ones.
Once you have taken care of family and friends, including a charitable legacy in your Will offers an opportunity to support a charity in a way that may not have been possible during your lifetime.
Adding to your existing will
If you already have a Will, it is possible to add an additional charitable legacy using a simple form called a codicil. Your solicitor is best placed to advise you about this so that you can ensure that your legacy is recorded correctly.
To ensure Trees for Life receives your gift, please provide your solicitor or Will writer with the following charity information.
Registered name: Trees for Life
Registered office: The Park, Findhorn Bay, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TH
Charity number: SC021303
Suggested wording for Residuary legacy:
I leave to Trees for Life of The Park, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TH, Charity Registration Number SCO21303, (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Chair of the Board or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
Suggested wording for Pecuniary legacy:
I leave to Trees for Life of The Park, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TH, Charity Registration Number SCO21303, the sum of £ (to be completed) (amount in words) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Chair of the Board or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
Suggested wording for Specific legacy:
I leave to Trees for Life of The Park, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TH, Charity Registration Number SCO21303, (description of item) absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Chair of the Board or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
We recognise that making a Will is a personal decision and fully respect your privacy. However, if you have decided to include Trees for Life in your Will, we would be very pleased to have the opportunity to thank you now. As a token of our appreciation, we would be delighted to plant a first tree for you in recognition of your generosity and future support.
Your tree will be planted at Dundreggan, near Loch Ness. Dundreggan is a 10,000 acre expanse of wild land owned by Trees for Life. Dundreggan contains substantial areas of ancient woodlands, including remnants of the original Caledonian Forest, superb birch-juniper woodlands and the largest expanse of dwarf birch in Scotland.
Individually planted in a beautiful native woodland, your tree will help to enrich the diversity of the woodland and benefit the wonderful wildlife living there. Growing over the years, your tree will provide a lasting reminder of your commitment to the future of the Caledonian Forest.
In Memoriam gifts are a personal and lasting way to create a living memorial for your loved ones after they have passed away. Your gift in memory of someone special will enable Trees for Life to transform bare hillsides in the Scottish Highlands into healthy young woodland, rich in wildlife and protected for future generations to come.
There are several ways to donate to Trees for Life in memory of a loved one.
If you would like to speak to us about leaving a legacy to Trees for Life, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01309 691292. Your wishes will be treated in complete confidence, and thank you for considering supporting Trees for Life in this special way.
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