Why legacy income is important to us
Legacies are very valuable to DBARC and provide a substantial part of our funds which enable us to continue our work. Our move to our wonderful new facility in Hurst in 2003 was funded mainly through legacy income. Legacy income will also be used to fund any plans to expand our facilities and offer more space to help even more animals in need. Legacies help us plan our future with confidence.
Why put your affairs in order?
It's not always easy to think about making your Will but it is the only way you can be absolutely sure that your estate will pass to those you wish to benefit. By leaving clear and precise instructions about the disposal of your estate, you also save your loved ones from unnecessary distress at a time when they are least able to cope with it.
If you do not leave a valid Will ...
.. your estate will be dealt with under the statutory intestacy rules. This means that your property and possessions may pass to people you did not wish to benefit, or even to the Crown. Whatever you may have said or thought about who you'd like to leave your estate to, the law will only recognise a valid Will.
How to go about making your Will
When you decide to make your Will, it is advisable to go to a solicitor for help. He or she will help you to leave clear and unambiguous instructions about your Estate, including any charity bequests you wish to make.
Thank you for supporting DBARC. If you are considering leaving a bequest to our Rescue Centre, please contact us for more details.