Retired Greyhound Trust
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Legacies---Bequests

Give an old athlete the will to live.

Your legacy could be the answer in helping us to improve the future of thousands of retired greyhounds and to support our work for many years to come.

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70% of people die without first making a Will. If there are no living relatives, the Inland Revenue will inherit the assets. Making a Will is the only way to ensure that you decide what happens to your money and property.

How to make a Will

The cost of making a Will does vary and so it's worth contacting several solicitors in your area. If, having made sufficient provision for your dependents, you decide to support your local Retired Greyhound Trust, then it is important that the charity is referred to as:

Retired Greyhound Trust
2nd floor
Park House
1-4 Park Terrace
Worcester Park
Surrey
KT4 7JZ

Registered charity number:  269668 & SC044047

Different Types of Bequest

There are two main ways in which people leave money to charities:

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This is called a pecuniary bequest. The only disadvantage with naming a specific sum in your Will is that the real value of such a bequest will become eroded over time. It may be that the real value of your gift ends up being far less than you intended.

2.  Leaving what's left over

This is called a residuary bequest. One of the best ways you could help the Retired Greyhound Trust is to consider leaving us the residue of your estate - the share of your estate that is left after you have taken care of your family and friends. This has several advantages: you know that you have made adequate provision for your family, and that any legal costs will be paid. You also know that whatever is left over is going to a wonderful cause - helping to protect greyhounds.

Changing your Will

legacy_pic3.jpgIf you already have a Will, a simple Codicil can be added to change any of the provisions in it.

If you decide that you want to help retired greyhounds, then the person who helped you with the original will will advise you on adding a Codicil. This is an easy and inexpensive process.

If you have included a bequest to the Retired Greyhound Trust in your Will, please let us know. It helps us to know that we are getting in touch with the people who count, and we can then ensure that you are kept up to date with our work.

Please email us your name and address, or call us on 020 8335 3016.

 

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