Leaving a Legacy to Exmoor
Leaving a Legacy to Exmoor in your Will
As someone with a deep appreciation of Exmoor you may wish to help conserve and enhance the National Park you love by leaving a 'gift' to Exmoor in your will. You can do this by supporting the 'CareMoor for Exmoor' scheme and in this way your love of Exmoor will last beyond your own lifetime. You may like to consider leaving a specific sum of money or a percentage of your estate to CareMoor, or simply ask for a collection in your memory, or donations to CareMoor in lieu of flowers, at you funeral.
How will your gift be used?
Gifts from wills will usually be added to our general CareMoor fund enabling us to direct them to where they are most needed and where they can make a difference for Exmoor. If you would wish your gift to be used for a more specific purpose you can ask that it be directed to either Conservation or Access work. We will be happy to discuss the use of the gift 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 CareMoor in our 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 CareMoor for Exmoor in your will. They will be able to provide the professional guidance to ensure your wishes are fully represented. Some suggested wording for inclusion in wills can be seen below. If you would like to discuss your legacy/gift with our CareMoor Officer please call 01398 323665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Neither Exmoor National Park Authority or CareMoor for Exmoor are registered charities. Please take advice from your solicitor and/or HMRC regarding inheritance tax and legacy gifts to non-charitable organisations.
Call 01398 323665, email email@example.com or write to CareMoor, Exmoor National Park Authority, Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL.
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 CareMoor for Exmoor, Exmoor National Park Authority Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL, (hereinafter called CareMoor) 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 CareMoor 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 CareMoor for Exmoor, Exmoor National Park Authority, of Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL (hereinafter called CareMoor) the sum of £______ and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of CareMoor 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.’
CareMoor 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 CareMoor for Exmoor, Exmoor National Park Authority, Exmoor House. Dulverton TA22 9HL.'