Help us to protect wildlife for future generations
Sheffield and Rotherham is rich in wildlife, with healthy rivers, species rich wildflower meadows bursting with birdsong – what better gift could we leave to future generations?
You will want to make sure that your loved ones are provided for after you’ve gone and the best way to do that is to ensure you have made your wishes clear in your will, but you can leave them a gift of nature too! By leaving a gift to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust in your Will, you can help to make sure that the trees, rivers and meadows of Sheffield and Rotherham have a bright future too!
A Will for Wildlife
Everyone should write a Will; it is the only way to ensure that what you leave behind when you die is distributed according to your wishes.Your will enables you to plan ahead for the people, places and causes you care about. Making a Will leaves matters simple and straightforward for your family.
And yet many people have not considered making their wishes clear in this way. We are told that less than 50% of people at age 40 have written a will.
You should discuss making the Will with a solicitor, to ensure that your wishes are legally and correctly expressed and avoid your family suffering delays and anguish at a time when they least need it. Most solicitors have a legacies expert and there are times in the year, such as Remember a Charity Week in September, when discounts are offered.
Legacies to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust are free from Inheritance Tax.
The contents of your Will are confidential, however if you would like to leave us land or wish us to use your gift in a certain way please contact us first so that we can ensure that we will be able to fulfil your wishes.
If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy to the Trust, or to ask any questions you may have, please contact Chris Grice on 0114 263 4335 to write to us at:
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
37 Stafford Road
A legacy today for wildlife tomorrow
The Charity Commission advises that donors should use their own solicitors to prepare their wills. If you do not have one, you can use Remember a Charity’s ‘Find a solicitor’ function.
Bell and Buxton Solicitors, a Legal 500 recommended law firm based in the centre of Sheffield, has offered a 15% discount on their will-writing service to Wildlife Trust members.
To take up the offer, please contact Bell and Buxton and make an appointment.
When you attend the appointment, simply present your Wildlife Trust membership card to claim the discount.
Please contact Charles Neal, Partner and Head of the Wills and Probate Team on 0114 220 2169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell and Buxton Solicitors
Co-operative Legal Services offer a professional, convenient and easy to use Will Writing Service over the telephone and offer a discounted rate for a basic single will of £100 plus VAT to Wildlife Trust members.
They are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9pm to 1pm on Saturdays.
The initial conversation is free and will take about 10 minutes. Co-operative Legal Services will explain how a will protects you, your loved ones and your estate and will discuss the option of leaving a gift to charity. If you wish to write your will with them, they will agree a convenient time for a will writing specialist to contact you to take your instructions over the telephone from the comfort of your home. This will take about 45 minutes. They will also store the completed will for free until it is needed.
To take up the Co-operative Legal Services offer, telephone 0844 252 9965 and quote RACWILLS01.
There is no obligation in either case to leave a gift to the Trust in your will, but any gift would make a difference.
As part of their commitment to Remember a Charity week, Co-op Legal Services have offered our supporters a generous discount of up to 20% off the cost of an online will. Prices start from £99 + VAT for a standard single will and £169 + VAT for a standard mirror will.
Visit Co-op Legal Services website for details.
A gift in memory
Friends and relatives like to give flowers to commemorate their loved ones, but sadly cut flowers don’t stand the test of time.
A donation to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust in lieu of flowers can help to maintain a wild flower meadow which you can visit and enjoy forever – a permanent floral tribute to your loved one. It will help to ensure that future generations will still be able to walk through our beautiful bluebell woods and enjoy the sight of delicate moorland flowers.
Send your donation direct to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust at 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF or via the funeral director. All donations will be acknowledged.
And please note, if you are a UK tax payer, you can Gift Aid your ‘in memory’ donations by completing the Gift Aid declaration here, earning an extra 25p in the pound for the Trust at no cost to you.
Mrs Hoare was a long-time supporter of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and a former trustee and volunteer. Joan loved the outdoors and would be out walking in Sheffield’s wild fringes with her husband Richard whenever she could.
Shortly before her death, Joan submitted her final dissertation for an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University and a volume of her poetry Equal Viewing is currently in press.
When Joan Hoare died, she remembered the Trust with a generous legacy in her will, which was used to establish and maintain new wildflower meadows on our Centenary Riverside nature reserve. In the last 100 years, 97% of wildflower meadows in the UK have been lost; thanks to Joan’s generosity, this one will continue to flourish, attract wildlife and give pleasure to visitors for many years to come.