Leave a Legacy to Horse Rescue Scotland

A gift in your Will to Horse Rescue Scotland is a gift to the horses you love

 

There are so many ways to support Horse Rescue Scotland, but some of the most personal and heartfelt donations come in the form of legacies, or donations in memory of loved ones.

If after making provision for your loved ones you would like to leave a legacy in your Will to Horse Rescue Scotland, or sponsor a lasting tribute gift in honour of a loved one or, a companion animal or just to celebrate a special event, this section of our website will provide you with all you need to know.

 


Remember us in your Will with a lasting gift to horses

Leaving a legacy in your Will is a great way to show how much you care about horses. Even a relatively small legacy will help us to rehabilitate abused and neglected horses in years to come.

 

Gifts left to us in Wills are vital in allowing us to continue with our work.    Wherever there are horses in need, a legacy can give each one of them a second chance to lead a happy and useful life

 


What do I do now?


We recommend that you talk to your solicitor who will be able to help you with every aspect of leaving a gift in your Will.  If you have already left a gift in your Will to Horse Rescue Scotland - thank you. If you wish to tell us about your intentions, then this would help us to plan ahead and we would also welcome the chance to acknowledge your kindness. We want to keep you in regular contact with our work, hopefully in person through a visit to one of our centres.

We promise to keep any details that you pass to us confidential and seek to reassure you that they are in no way legally binding. We understand that the size or type of legacy is a personal matter.

If you have made your Will and wish to add Horse Rescue Scotland, this is a simple process and can be done by writing a Codicil.

 

Legacy Questions and Answers for gifts in Wills to Horse Rescue Scotland


Guaranteeing a proud Scottish Nation, demonstrating to the international community where every horse is appropriately protected and cared for.    This is an expensive task.   Help us to care for them, endlessly, for one and all.   We have the opportunity to make a real difference with your help. Your donations are vital to our work. Making a donation will allow us to do more to improve the lives of horses.

Q: How can I include Horse Rescue Scotland in my Will?

A:
We always recommend you seek professional advice when making a Will. The following information will be of help to your solicitor should you kindly decide to leave a gift to Horse Rescue Scotland in your Will: Horse Rescue Scotland -  Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation no: SC044484.



Q: What types of gift can I leave in my Will?


A:
There are three main types of gift if you wish to remember a charity in your Will.  A pecuniary gift is a specific sum of money, a residuary gift is the amount left over after you have provided for family and friends, and all the costs of the estate have been paid out.    Another option is a specific item, such as a piece of jewellery, a house or land



Q: What type of gift does Horse Rescue Scotland recommend?

A:
We welcome all gifts in Wills, large or small. One of the most effective kinds of gifts for our work is a residuary gift. If choosing a residuary gift you can also choose to set aside a percentage share of that to Horse Rescue Scotland. This is particularly beneficial because the value of your gift is not eroded by inflation



Q: I already have a Will. Do I need to write another to include Horse Rescue Scotland?

A:
Not at all. The simplest thing to do is to write a Codicil, which is an amendment to your existing Will. This is very straightforward to do - you simply need two witnesses who are not set to benefit from your Will



Q: What about Inheritance Tax?

A:
The threshold for inheritance tax is subject to change,



Q: How do I know my donation will be used effectively?

A:
Horse Rescue Scotland works tirelessly to give abused and neglected horses a second chance within Scotland.    We do this through our network of Field Officers and Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Scotland.    Our training teams teach local people across Scotland key skills and basic horse care and we campaign to improve the legislation that protects horse welfare.   Through the generosity of our supporters we are able to improve the lives of hundreds of horses around Scotland



Q: Can I draft my own Will?

A:
While the expense of having a Will drawn up by a professional may seem unnecessary, executing an incorrect Will can lead to considerable additional legal costs, delays and may result in your beneficiaries not receiving what you had intended. We advise anyone considering making their Will to speak to a solicitor qualified in Wills and Probate



Q: How will you commemorate my gift?

A:
All gifts received in Wills are recorded in our Legacy Book. The book is on display at our main Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Centre



Q: How do I go about leaving my horse(s) to Horse Rescue Scotland in my Will?

A:
Please contact Administrator on 0777 304 37620777 304 3762 or write to us at Horse Rescue Scotland, 1a Avenuehead Road, Gartcosh, Glasgow.  G69 8HN.    We will then explain the process to you in more detail and send you the information.



Q: What should I do now?

A:
We recommend that you talk to your solicitor who will be able to help you with every aspect of leaving a gift in your Will. If you have already left a gift in your Will to Horse Rescue Scotland - thank you.    If you wish to tell us about your intentions, then this would help us to plan ahead and we would also welcome the chance to acknowledge your kindness.    We want to keep you in regular contact with our work; anything you do tell us will be held in strictest confidence and is in no way legally binding.


We promise to keep any details that you pass to us confidential. We understand that the size or type of legacy is a personal matter.   If you have made your Will and wish to add Horse Rescue Scotland, this is a simple process and can be done by writing a Codicil.