AHT Free Will Service
The AHT has its own Will Service which enables you to make your Will in the comfort and privacy of your own home at a time to suit you. At the same time you are provided with the security of knowing that all legal work is undertaken by a leading firm of Will Writers who are members of the Institute of Professional Will Writers, Simply Legal & Associates (www.simplylegal-associates.co.uk).
From time to time the AHT runs special Will-writing promotions for its supporters and clients. For further information about our Will Service and your eligibility for latest offers, please contact Andrew Simmonds on 01638 555648 or email email@example.com
How can I make a legacy pledge?
The AHT has produced a free guide describing the simple steps required to make or change a Will. It explains how to select a solicitor and how to understand the implications of inheritance tax. It also outlines ways in which you can leave a bequest to your favourite charities. For your copy, either click on the button below, call our Fundraising Department on 01638 555648, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
We would urge you to make a Will and to leave a lasting legacy of kindness to companion animals through a gift to the AHT. Thank you.
If you have decided to leave a gift to the Animal Health Trust in your Will, it helps us to know that you are intending to do so. Please click on the link below if you would like to share this information with us.
May we assure you that what you tell us will be treated in the strictest of confidence and is in no way binding.
Why are gifts in Wills so important to the AHT?
Disease and injury are the greatest threats to our much loved companion animals. And no charity works more effectively to tackle them than the Animal Health Trust. As well as saving the lives of tens of thousands of individual animals, we have developed new vaccines, pioneered new diagnostic and surgical techniques, and devised new detection tests for inherited conditions. By making these breakthroughs and by passing on this knowledge to the veterinary profession in the UK and abroad, we have benefited cats, dogs and horses throughout the world.
With a number of major projects in the planning stage or already underway, including vital research into cancer, lameness and blindness, gifts in Wills are crucial to the AHT’s growing programme. So, for the sake of the animals that so enrich our lives, please consider leaving us a gift in your Will. Over one third of our voluntary income comes from legacies and without it we would simply cease to be effective.
Why should we all make or change our Will?
We should all make a legally binding Will and we should all change our Will when circumstances change. Not only is making a Will good financial planning for our loved ones, it gives us the opportunity to make a difference to our favourite causes. Yet only 40 per cent of people ever get around to making a Will and only 15 per cent remember to specify a charity. So, if you wish to keep your inheritance secure and to leave a lasting legacy, be sure to make or update your Will.
There’s more reason to write your Will than ever before. From April 2012, the rate of Inheritance Tax reduced from 40 per cent to 36 per cent for estates leaving a legacy to charity. The requirement is that if you leave 10 per cent or more of your assets to charity, then the government will take 10 per cent off your Inheritance Tax (IHT) burden. That means less for the taxman and more for your family, friends and favourite causes.