‘Remembering Makants Greyhound Rescue North West
If you would like to help us continue our charitable work in relieving the suffering of abandoned and ex-racing greyhounds, why not consider leaving us a gift in your Will.
Your kind and generous gift will go towards us providing food, bedding and veterinary treatment for the rescued greyhounds in our care at any one time. We are not selective about which retired, unwanted, mistreated or abandoned greyhound we rescue and your gift will enable us to assess and rehabilitate each and every dog received so they may be successfully rehomed and enjoy a normal life – a healthy dog is never euthanized and this is our promise to each and every dog we rescue.
There are three main types of gift you can make:
- Pecuniary gift – this is a gift of a specified sum of money.
- Specific gift – this is a gift of a specific named item, perhaps a car or item of jewellery.
- Residual gift – this is a gift of part or all of your remaining estate, known as the residue or what is left after the payment of debts, funeral expenses, administration costs and any other gifts to be divided between named beneficiaries.
If you decide to remember us in your Will, you may find the following suggestive wording helpful when speaking with your professional legal advisor - we would always recommend that you use a specialist legal advisor when making or updating your Will.
General legacy to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West:
“I give the sum of £_______ (or specific percentage of estate) to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West of Makants Farm, Mort Lane, Tyldesley, M29 8PF (registered charity number 1161079) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of Makants Greyhound Rescue North West shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”
If you have already made a Will and you decide that you would like to further add a gift to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West, then the following wording for a codicil, which can amend your existing Will, may be helpful when speaking to your legal advisor.
“I [insert name] of [insert address] declare this to be my first codicil to my last Will dated [insert date]. I give [insert details of gift] to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West of Makants Farm, Mort Lane, Tyldesley, M29 8PF (registered charity number 1161079) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of Makants Greyhound Rescue North West shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy. In all other respects I confirm my Will.”
Please be aware that you are under no obligation to let us know if you have left a gift to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West in your Will as this is a private matter but if you would like to tell us, it gives us an opportunity to say thank you.
What if I change my mind?
You are of course always free to change your mind about your gift. You can amend your Will, or add a codicil, at any time.
Dated: February 2017