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, why not include a gift in your will for Painshill Park Trust. 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.

Over the last 40 years, gifts in wills have made a significant difference to the restoration and maintenance of the landscape and follies. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has remembered Painshill with a gift in their Will.

Why is a Will so important?

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

Gifts to charities in Wills are exempt from inheritance tax. And if you give over 10% of your estate to charity, then the rate of inheritance tax your estate pays reduces from 40% to 36%.

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 loved ones. 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 requirements will change over time.

Writing your Will

As a member of Remember A Charity, our supporters benefit from a discount on Will-writing servicing through The Co-operative Legal Services. They offer a professional, convenient and easy to use Will Writing Service that can be arranged over the telephone, at a time that is convenient to you.

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 0330 606 9578 and quote RACWILLS01 or click here.

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 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 our supporters have chosen Painshill

Pauline Wood – Painshill Volunteer

“I have been a member of Painshill for many years and spent a lot of time there in the 80s and 90s, often bringing my parents – they loved it. When my daughter was young she went to Painshill for summer camp and it was her favourite activity in the summer holidays.

When I was made redundant after 37 years part of the redundancy process included volunteering. At the local volunteer bureau, I saw that Painshill was recruiting volunteers and I took on a role with the education department. I really enjoyed being part of this.

Around this time my Dad died so it was a difficult time for me.  Painshill was a very peaceful and tranquil place to be, so it was particularly important to me as I could escape the difficulties I was facing. As a volunteer I could come along whenever I liked.

Painshill has been great at lots of times through my life, so I wanted to contribute so people in the future can also enjoy Painshill. I chose to support Painshill as it is a small independent local charity. Over the last year or so, it has been very clear how vital these green spaces are for people’s mental health. It has been so important to me and the high membership numbers show that so many others have also recognised this. If you can contribute for continuity for future generations it is important to do so. Painshill is a large open space which we need to protect – so many green spaces are being built on.

Hamilton had a vision and this has continued over time. Painshill is an excellent example of garden design, and I wouldn’t want to lose it. Painshill is so unusual, it has hidden corners, hills, valleys. There is so much variety at Painshill, not just views.

It is good to support something that is so unique and on your doorstep. It is great for families, and for all age groups. I am making a small contribution to keep it going. There is still more to do. It’s a massive place to keep going. Nothing stays still.”

Janice Newman – Painshill volunteer

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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