Leaving a Legacy to Dartmoor in your Will
As someone who’s had a connection with Dartmoor throughout life, you may wish to help conserve and look after this special National Park by leaving a gift in your will. You can do this by supporting our Donate for Dartmoor scheme and in this way your love of Dartmoor will last beyond your own lifetime and will help us to keep Dartmoor a special place for future generations.
You may like to consider leaving a specific sum of money or a percentage of your estate to Donate for Dartmoor, or simply ask for a collection in your memory, or donations to Donate for Dartmoor in lieu of flowers at your funeral. Whatever you decide, Dartmoor National Park will benefit directly.
How will your gift be used?
Gifts from wills will usually be added to our general Donate for Dartmoor fund enabling us to direct donations to where they are most needed and where they can make a difference for Dartmoor. If you would like your gift to be used for a more specific purpose we will be happy to discuss this with you or your family to help match your areas of interest. You may like to let us know that you are leaving a legacy to Donate for Dartmoor in your will - if you choose to do so we will be better placed to act on your wishes.
How do I arrange this?
We strongly advise that you ask your solicitor about including a legacy gift to Donate for Dartmoor in your will. They will be able to provide the professional guidance to ensure your wishes are fully represented. If required some suggested wording for inclusion in wills can be seen below.
If you would like to discuss your legacy/gift with our Donate for Dartmoor Officer please call Sophie on 01626 831046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Neither Dartmoor National Park Authority or Donate for Dartmoor are registered charities. Please take advice from your solicitor and/or HMRC regarding inheritance tax and legacy gifts to non-charitable organisations.
Suggested wording for your solicitor to use in your Will
To leave a gift of a share of the estate (a residuary gift):
‘I give to Donate for Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ, (hereinafter called Donate for Dartmoor) the residue (or % share of the residue) of my estate absolutely and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of Donate for Dartmoor and (ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Authority shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.’
To leave a fixed sum (a pecuniary gift):
‘I give to Donate for Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ, (hereinafter called Donate for Dartmoor) the sum of £______ and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of Donate for Dartmoor and (ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Authority shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.’
Donate for Dartmoor Collection or Donations in lieu of flowers at your funeral:
Many people prefer to see donations made to a charity or good cause in their memory or a donation requested in lieu of floral tributes. Use wording such as this to make sure that your wishes are known:
'I request my executor to ensure that instead of flowers at my funeral, donations are requested, or a collection made for Donate for Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke. Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ.'