Remember Painshill Park Trust in your will

Leave a legacy

Leave a gift in your Will to Painshill

If like us, you believe in the importance of restoring and conserving this magnificent 18th century landscape garden for many years to come, why not include a gift in your will. We have made significant progress to rescue, restore and maintain Painshill. However there remains much work still to do. A gift in your Will, after loved ones have been taken care of, will help to protect this special place for future generations.

We are grateful to everyone who has supported Painshill through a gift in their Will, these gifts have made a significant difference over the last 40 years of restoration and maintaining the landscape and follies.

Why is a Will so important?

Writing a Will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Leaving a Will ensures your wishes will be carried out after you have passed away and can secure an inheritance for your family and loved ones. If you choose to leave a gift to Painshill Park Trust, you will help to protect this special place for generations to come.

Gifts to charities in Wills are exempt from inheritance tax. And if you give over 10 per cent of your estate to charity, you can benefit from a discounted inheritance tax rate of 36 per cent across the remainder of your estate. This can bring not only the tax payable down significantly but also benefits both loved ones and charities. As such, it can pay to remember a charity.

What type of gift could you give?

Often the best way to benefit Painshill is to leave a percentage of what is left of your estate after looking after your family. A gift of just 1% of your estate could make sure your help is there in years to come.

Alternatively you could leave a sum of money (you can ask your Will writer to ensure the value increases with inflation), or a specific item, such as shares or jewellery.

Usually gifts are for general purposes allowing us to use your gift wherever it is needed most at the time. As a small charity, this is particularly important as our priorities will change over time.

Writing your Will

As part of our membership of Remember A Charity we’ve teamed up with The Co-operative Legal Services, a national provider of Wills, trusted for their ethical beliefs and socially responsible working. They offer a professional, convenient and easy to use Will Writing Service. Their service is provided over the telephone, so they can speak at a time that is convenient to you. Alternatively you can find your local solicitor or Will writer from Remember A Charity’s network of professional advisors.

Their initial conversation only takes around 10 minutes, yet in this time they can explain how a Will protects you, your loved ones and your estate, as well as discussing the option of leaving a gift to Painshill in your Will. They will agree a convenient time for a Will Writing specialist to take your instruction over the phone from the comfort of your home. This will take around 45 minutes.

As a supporter of Painshill, with your Remember A Charity discount, you can get up to 20% off The Co-operative Legal Services Will Writing Services with prices starting from only £118.80 for a standard single Will or £202.80 for standard mirror wills. To contact a Wills specialist, call on 0844 252 9965 or click here and quote RACWILLS01.

To contact a Wills specialist, call on 0844 252 9965 and quote RACWILLS01.

Alternatively you can find your local solicitor or Will writer from Remember A Charity’s network of professional advisors.

You will need to provide the following information:

To include Painshill Park Trust Ltd in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our charity and address details below to ensure your gift reaches us.

Painshill Park Trust Ltd, a registered charity in England and Wales (284944).

Registered address: Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1JE

Do you already have a Will?

If you already have a Will and would like to leave a legacy gift for Painshill, you simply need to complete a codicil form. A codicil is an easy way of changing an existing Will by adding an extra instruction to it. Simply contact us to request a template codicil form, which then needs to be signed by two witnesses and kept with your Will.

We would love to hear from you

If you prefer to keep your gift private, we completely respect your decision. However, if you’d like to let us know you have remembered Painshill Park Trust, we would love to hear from you and have the opportunity to say thank you. Please email gift@painshill.co.uk, call 01932 868113, or write to us at Painshill Park Trust, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE

Why Painshill volunteer Janice Newman chose to include a gift in her Will

Janice joined as a member and quickly fell in love with the beautiful landscape. She decided to volunteer as a ranger as she was suffering from isolation and was keen to meet new people. Volunteers are very important to Painshill and the landscape wouldn’t be able to open daily without them. Rangers walk the landscape, they act as a guide for people, they report back issues, and ensure that people are safe over the 158 acre site.

It’s such a friendly place. We are all here for the same reason… there isn’t an ‘us and them’ [staff], but one team”.

Janice’s mental health has greatly improved as she is interacting with people. She has also benefited from an improvement in her arthritis which is much less painful. Overall, she feels a lot happier and feels more outgoing, and willing to do things outside of her comfort zone. She loves the history of Painshill and sharing it with others gives her a purpose.

Janice told us: “I wanted to support Painshill in my Will because they have been there to support me when I was going through difficult times in my life and I want to ensure they will be there for others in the future.”

“I enjoy watching the children playing amongst the trees, playing in the leaves and making stick men and it’s important to me that we can keep giving the children this space to be able to do this long after I am gone.”

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