Leaving a goodhearted gift in your Will is not only a wonderful gesture but a way to help provide rescued farm animals with the peaceful and happy lives they deserve.
Here at Goodheart, we believe that animals should not be confined to cramped cages or overheated pens – they should be free to feel grass beneath their feet and the sun on their faces. Our sanctuary, set in the rolling hills of Worcestershire, has been established with this ethos in mind, and currently provides a home to over 300 formally farmed animals, including pigs, cows, sheep and chickens.
Many of our residents faced dire circumstances before arriving at our sanctuary. Your donation could support the care of our existing residents as well as helping more animals in desperate need of help. After all, what could be more special than the gift of life?
A visit to our sanctuary inspired Ruth and her mum to leave a legacy donation…
“I became aware of Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries after attending their annual open weekend. I looked around and was blown away by the work being done, including the incredible projects like the Pig Barn & Woodland and the new Home for Rescued Hens. As I learned more about the charity, it was clear just how well their animals are cared for: every individual is known by name, from energetic piglets right through to elderly ponies, and as they age, the residents even have their own dedicated care and treatment plans.
The Goodheart team are doing such important work caring for all the different species of animals alongside their impressive education and outreach work. They do all of this for the animals and so my mum and I decided to leave them a legacy in our Wills, knowing it will go towards such a fantastic cause.”
Ruth pictured with her mum, Ann.
You can give any of the below gifts to charity, however pecuniary and residual gifts are the most common:
A gift of the ‘residue’ of an estate is what is left (or a portion of what is left) after any bills, debts, taxes or pecuniary gifts have been paid.
This is a gift of a specific sum of money, made to a charitable cause or person of your choice.
This is a particular item i.e., property or piece of jewellery.
The joy of leaving a gift in your will is that you can choose where to allocate your donation. You can choose to:
Cover the lifetime care of one or a number of our farm animals
If you’re not sure, our friendly team will be only too happy to advise on how your donation can support our small charity.
We are passionate about recognising the valued contributions of our supporters and we would be only too happy to celebrate your legacy, whether that’s through a mention in our newsletter, or a plaque at our sanctuary.
It is very easy to leave a Goodhearted gift in your Will. We suggest following these steps for your peace of mind:
To arrange a confidential chat about leaving a gift in your will, simply fill out the form below and our Fundraising Manager Jodie will get back to you: