Wills & Legacies

Remus Horse Sanctuary relies completely on the generosity of people like you to care for abused horses and other animals. Leaving a gift to Remus in you will makes a real difference to the care of our animals and provides them with a safe home for life. All charity donations are completely free of Inheritance Tax.

Find out why others have made a provision in their Will for Remus Horse Sanctuary:

“Remus Horse Sanctuary is so important to me today, that I want to ensure I can continue to help you after I’ve gone. I’m delighted to be able to make provision for you in my will.” 

Remus Horse Sanctuary have partnered with FreeWills.co.uk – a free Will-writing service which negates the need for a solicitor and the high costs they may charge. Visit our FreeWills page to find out how you can make your Will for free.

Why make a Will?

A Will is the only way to ensure that your dependants are provided for in the way you wish after your death. Verbal agreements made during your lifetime have no legal effect, so loved ones could suffer – especially a partner to whom you are not married. Making a Will means you choose what happens to your estate.

How do I leave a donation to Remus?

You can leave a specific sum of money, or specific items or the ‘residuary of your estate’ (what is left over after other costs have been deducted). Below is an indication of how to do this.

Here is a sample paragraph that can be inserted into your charity legacy:

“I give £____ (or ‘I give all my Estate both real and personal (after payment of just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses’) to Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary of Little Farm, Buttsbury Road, Buttsbury, Nr Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NZ (registered charity no 1134951) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of the said charity shall be a complete discharge to my trustees”

Adding a Codicil to your Will

If you have already made a Will and would like to add a codicil to it, ie, create a legal document that will act as a supplement to your last Will and Testament, then you can complete and download this template to leave a gift to Remus Horse Sanctuary.

A gift could be a specific sum of money, or specific items, or the ‘residuary of your estate’ (what is left over after other costs have been deducted).

You can have a solicitor write your codicil for you or draft it yourself using the template. A solicitor will make a charge for writing a codicil. If completing the template yourself, the vital element from a legal stance, is signing it and having it witnessed correctly. The form explains what is required.

What to do with your Will

When you have written your Will you should sign it in the presence of two witnesses who must also sign. Your witnesses must not be beneficiaries or your spouse.

Keep a copy of your will for yourself and keep the original in a safe place such as with your Solicitor or Bank.

If you already have a Will you can add a Codicil as detailed above, using our template, which will need to be executed in the same way as your Will, and should be kept alongside you Will.

Alternatively you can contact your Solicitor for more help and advice about your legacy donation.

For more information, please phone Remus on 01277 356 191 or email info@remussanctuary.org or download our guide here.

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