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Leave a legacy for Lancashire

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Did you know that about three quarters of the money we use to protect the countryside comes from legacies?

It’s very easy to do, but it has to be done in a certain way for maximum effect. Any amount, however small, can make a huge difference to the future of our countryside.

Legacies are the main source of income to the Lancashire Branch of the CPRE. Our campaign work to protect the beauty of the local landscape owes much to the generosity of past members.

In the UK almost 70% of the population support a charity, if you are a member of the CPRE you are already in that 70%. Yet fewer than 5% of people remember a charity in their will. 

What types of legacy are there ?
A residual legacy - part or all of the remains of your estate after all the other bequest, debts, tax and expenses have been paid.
A specific legacy - a gift of a particular item such a house or shares.
A pecuniary legacy - a specified cash sum.

How do I leave a leave a legacy ?
It is easy to include a charity in your will, but you should seek professional advice from a solicitor or financial advisor. This way you can ensure that your will reflects your intentions and you can be advised of tax implications.

With the advice of a solicitor, writing a Will or changing it in order to include a gift to CPRE is very simple. You will need our registered charity number: 1107376 and our address: CPRE Lancashire, PO Box 1386, PRESTON, PR2 0WU.

For more information on leaving a legacy to CPRE, please contact:

Vicky Haywood
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Telephone: 020 7981 2852

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