Gifts in Wills
Twycross Zoo provides support to animals facing extinction. Any gift you leave, small or large, will help provide crucial conservation and breeding programmes to various endangered species.
We understand that your family come first and that nothing is more important than caring for loved ones. Any gift that you are able to leave to Twycross Zoo has a huge impact – whether it covers the cost of a meal or the construction of a new home for our animals. Your legacy could contribute to the survival of an entire species.
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If you have decided to include a gift in your will for Twycross Zoo, thank you so much for your generosity. Choosing to tell us about your intentions means that we can thank you for your generosity during your lifetime. It also means that we can understand what long-term projects we are able to commit to now.
Please download and return this form via email or post. Any information you give us will remain confidential and is not legally binding.
Can I leave money to my favourite animals?
We recommend that you leave a gift in your will “for general purposes” instead of to a particular animal or project.
This means that your gift will have a guaranteed impact, as it guards against future problems like your chosen species moving or a specific project ending. If the Zoo no longer looks after the animals that you specify, we may not be able to accept your gift.
If you do choose to leave a gift to a particular area, it is useful to include the words “but without imposing a binding obligation”.
How do I update my will?
If you are thinking about updating or writing your will, it is important to seek proper professional advice from a wills and probate practitioner. Using a professional can save you time and money in the long run.
If you are based in England or Wales, the Law Society has a free database to help find you a legal advisor in your area. The link can be found here.
What details should I include?
If you decide to leave a gift in your will to Twycross Zoo, you should include the following details: ‘Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society Limited, Burton Road, Atherstone, CV9 3PX, United Kingdom. Registered Charity in England and Wales, number 501841.’