Here's what you'll need to do to include World Animal Protection in your Will

If you've decided to support the work of World Animal Protection with a gift in your Will, thank you. Animals in need across the world will benefit from your lasting legacy.

You'll now need to see your solicitor to make a Will and also appoint an executor; the person or people who'll make sure your wishes are followed. If you want to amend or add to an existing Will, it's considered best practice to make those changes by getting a new Will drafted by your solicitor.

You'll also need to decide which of the following kinds of gift you wish to make to World Animal Protection in your Will.

Residuary bequest

Once you've provided for your loved ones, you can leave the remainder of your estate to World Animal Protection. This is the best way to make sure your bequest is inflation-proof because you don't need to put a precise value on your gift.

Suggested wording for your Will:

"I give and bequeath to World Animal Protection Limited of Private Bag 93220, Parnell, Auckland 1151, for general purposes, the residue of my estate, free of all duties, and I declare the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of World Animal Protection shall constitute an absolute discharge to my Trustee."

Pecuniary bequest

This is when you make a gift of a specific sum of money to World Animal Protection.

Suggested wording for your Will:

"I give and bequeath to World Animal Protection Limited of Private Bag 93220, Parnell, Auckland 1151, for general purposes, the sum of [insert amount], free of all duties, and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of World Animal Protection shall constitute an absolute discharge to my Trustee."

Specific bequest

Alternatively, you may wish to leave a very specific item to World Animal Protection, such as a house, or other personal effect. Bequests of any kind are very welcome and will help protect animals all over the world.

Suggested wording for your Will:

"I give, devise and bequeath to World Animal Protection Limited of Private Bag 93220, Parnell, Auckland 1151, for general purposes, all my share and interest in the property known as [insert full address or exact details of item] at my death, free of all duties, and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of World Animal Protection shall constitute an absolute discharge to my Trustee."

Download suggested wording for your Will