Frequently asked questions about giving in your Will
Questions to consider when leaving a gift in your Will.
Frequently asked questions about other donations and Gift Aid.
You can be sure we will use your gift in the most efficient and effective way possible, funding projects where the need of working horses and donkeys is greatest. As well as benefitting the animals, your gift will help people in some of the world’s poorest countries to become more self-sufficient.
Yes! Brooke has existed since 1935, and in April 2015 we launched an ambitious five-year global strategy, with plans to help even more working animals and bold ambitions for the future.
Your decision to keep your love of animals alive is something that your family can feel proud of. We would never ask you to replace the kind of support you would want to give your loved ones, but after family and friends are provided for we would be delighted if you could think of Brooke.
We're immensely grateful to everybody who supports our work, whenever and however they choose to do so. A gift today can start changing animals’ lives tomorrow and the need is real and urgent. However, a gift in your Will does something special – it can safeguard the future of working horses and donkeys.
No. As a registered charity, we are exempt from Inheritance Tax. This is a subject you can speak to your solicitor about as there are practicalities you will have to consider, for example:
- Inheritance Tax is currently charged at 40 percent if your estate is over a certain value
- The tax free threshold is £325,000 (or £650,000 for married couples and civil partnerships) - this can change frequently, so keeping an eye on the Inheritance Tax threshold ensures your loved ones don't pay more than necessary
- If you decide to leave 10 percent or more to charity you can reduce the amount you pay in Inheritance Tax.
For more information on Inheritance Tax, see the HMRC website.