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Animal Defenders International

How to leave money to Animal Defenders International

Posted: 27 April 2009. Updated: 11 February 2016


Beneficiaries are the people or organisations to whom you leave parts of your estate. Bequests (legacies/gifts) are what you leave to them. The main types of bequests you can leave in your Will are these:

(a) A Residuary Bequest

After all your bequests have been made, and all the debts, taxes, and funeral expenses are settled, there is likely to be an amount of money left over. This is called the residue. A residuary gift is this remainder of your estate; it can be given whole, or divided up between a number of beneficiaries. The residue is frequently left to causes such as Animal Defenders International.

(b) A Pecuniary Bequest

A pecuniary legacy is the gift of a fixed sum of money. When making such a bequest it is important to remember it will diminish with inflation, so needs to be reviewed regularly, or perhaps index-linked. Your solicitor can help with this.

(c) A Conditional, or Substitutional, Bequest

A conditional bequest states what should happen if the beneficiary dies before you, i.e. a gift of, say, £2,000 to a relative may specify that if the relative were to die before you, their gift passes to a specific group, such as ADI. It is a common way of donating money to campaigning groups.

(d) A Specific Bequest

A specific bequest is the gift of a particular item such as jewellry, a house, car or painting.

(e) A Reversionary Bequest

Reversionary bequests allow you to leave someone a gift from which they can benefit throughout their lives. After their death it passes to another person or organisation named in your Will. It is another popular way of benefiting causes.

It is important that those intending to benefit the Society include our full name and address in their Will:

It is very important for your solicitor to know the Society’s correct name and address:

Animal Defenders International
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP, United Kingdom.
tel. +44 (0)20 7630 3340
fax. +44 (0)20 7828 2179

Call for our booklet on making your Will, and take it with you when you make your Will.

Sample Wording FOR YOUR WILL

I HEREBY BEQUEATH the residue of my estate to the Animal Defenders International of Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP, free of all taxes, duties and expenses, and I further direct that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of the Society shall be sufficient discharge of such legacy. Even better, see our Codicil Form at the back of our booklet (which we can send to you) for suggested wording for these types of bequest. This clearly lays out your intent, and would need to be taken to your solicitor for signature, witnessing, and attachment to your original Will.

Statement of Intention

It is very helpful to our future campaign planning if we know that legacies will be coming to the Society in future years (although we always hope not too soon!). Would you kindly complete the statement of intention slip, at the back of our legacy pack, and return it to us? We would be most grateful, thank you.

Call for our booklet on making your Will, and take it with you when you make your Will.

Contact the ADI Legacy Officer for more information:, or tel. +44 (0)20 7630 3340

Click here to download the ADI Statement of Intention

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