Trees and woodland take a lifetime to mature so changes we make now to the way we plant and look after them will benefit both current and future generations. That’s why leaving a gift in your Will to a charity like Sylva Foundation could be a wonderful, enduring demonstration of your commitment to the environment, wildlife and sustainable living for generations to come.
Our first legacy gift is currently helping us offer workshop and educational facilities at the Sylva Wood Centre in Oxfordshire so people of ages can develop woodworking skills. As a small charity each new legacy would make a transformational difference to our education, science and forestry project work – helping us meet our objectives; to bring 5% of privately owned woodland into management by 2021, to train 2,000 more Forest School leaders to get children out into the woods to learn, and involving over 3,000 citizen scientists in research to influence forestry policy and practice.
Making a Will allows you to decide how your assets are divided among your family, friends, and causes that are important to you. Surprisingly, two-thirds of the adult population in the UK don’t have a valid Will, leaving the courts to take these decisions on their behalf. There are several ways to make your Will:
- Talk to your own solicitor
- Find a local solicitor through The Law Society
- Make a simple, fixed-priced Will in the comfort of your own home through The Goodwill Partnership which works with a number of national charities.
The Goodwill Partnership
Sylva Foundation has recently joined with The Goodwill Partnership – the largest distributor of home-visit solicitor-provided Wills in England and Wales, to offer a Will writing service that lets Sylva Foundation supporters and volunteers leave a legacy gift if they wish. In return, The Goodwill Partnership will provide Sylva Foundation with a monthly report of legacy donations made, as well as the monetary value of the donation (if permitted by the donor).
The Goodwill Partnership guarantees the lowest price for a home-visit Will, which is checked and provided direct to you by a panel firm of solicitors who can also provide legal advice and storage of your signed Will. A simple single Will is £98 + VAT*, and a partner Will is £96 + VAT – no matter where you live with no hidden costs or attempts to upsell other products.
The process of making your Will is made extremely simple. You do not need to visit a solicitor; a professional trained counsellor comes to your home free of charge to take your instructions at a time convenient to you, whether daytime, evenings or weekends. You can find out more and make an appointment online or telephone them directly on 0844 669 6148.
If you are considering making a legacy gift to Sylva Foundation and you’d like to talk to us before doing so please contact Dr Gabriel Hemery directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about The Goodwill Partnership
*There may be additional charges for discretionary trusts or complex wills.