Frequently asked questions

We understand that making or amending your will takes time and consideration.
Here are some answers to the questions we hear most. If you'd like further information, please contact us.

Writing a will is one of the simplest ways that you can protect and support the people, places, possessions and wildlife that you love. Your will is essential to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, making sure that loved ones are cared for and guardians are appointed for minor children. A will helps to prevent family disputes, expedites the probate process, can offer tax benefits and supports the causes you care about most. Importantly, it provides peace of mind by keeping your affairs in order.

There are three ways that you can leave a gift in your will:

  • A Pecuniary gift, which is a fixed amount of money you wish to leave
  • A Residuary gift, which is a percentage of your estate after all other payments and gifts have been distributed
  • A specific gift, which is a particular item or asset you would like to leave to a beneficiary. This can include personal possessions such as jewellery, furniture or even a property

Every single gift, no matter its size, is valuable to us and we are incredibly grateful for every gift we receive. To find out how your gift could contribute to our work, download our latest Impact Report.

We highly recommend that you discuss your will with your trusted solicitor. They will ensure that your will is legally valid, clearly expresses your wishes and reduces the risk of disputes or ambiguities. Your solicitor can also provide expert advice on complex situations and tax planning, as well as ensure that your will is updated as life circumstances change.

You can make minor changes to your will without writing a new one by adding a codicil. A codicil is a legal document that allows you to make amendments or additions to your existing will. It is still important to discuss your amendment with your solicitor to ensure any changes accurately reflect your intentions.

Thank you for choosing to leave a lasting legacy for rhinos. To leave a gift in your will to Save the Rhino International you will need the following information:

  • Our UK charity number: 1035072
  • Our full name and address: Save the Rhino International, Unit 3, Coach House Mews, 217 Long Lane, London, UK, SE1 4PR

If you have decided to leave a gift to Save the Rhino in your will, ensure you have discussed your wishes with an expert (we recommend your solicitor).

To leave a residual or pecuniary gift, your sample wording might read as follows:

‘I give ____% of my residuary estate, or £____, to Save the Rhino International of Unit 3, Coach House Mews, 217 Long Lane, London, UK, SE1 4PR, registered charity number 1035072, for its charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other Proper Officer of Save the Rhino International, for the time being, shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.’

Can Save the Rhino help me create and/or amend my will?

Unfortunately, we cannot assist you with writing your will. We recommend that you contact your solicitor, or make use of our online partner Farewill, who can help you write a will in less than 30 minutes.