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Gift in Will FAQs

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about leaving a gift in your Will.

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we get about leaving a gift in your Will to Tree Aid. If you still have a question, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with our team via email at or give us a call on 0117 909 6363.

  • Gifts in Wills are vital to Tree Aid’s work — they make a real difference to communities across Africa every day. However big or small, you can be sure that your gift will help communities to leave poverty behind and work towards a brighter and more sustainable future. By leaving a gift in your Will, you’ll also be leaving a unique legacy of hope. Your gift will have a lasting impact helping communities to protect and manage the land they depend on.

    One of the great things about a Will is that you can leave a percentage rather than a specific amount. Whatever your circumstances, even a small percentage can make a huge difference.

  • Deciding to leave a gift in your Will is a special decision. Leaving a gift in your Will enables you to keep supporting a cause you really care about. Supporters leave gifts in Wills to Tree Aid for lots of reasons, but most have a common desire to see the life-transforming work they supported continue after they're gone.

  • You can choose to leave a gift in your Will to Tree Aid in three different ways: a residual gift (a percentage of the remainder of your estate), a pecuniary gift (a specific gift amount), or a specific item (such as antiques or jewellery). Please refer to our guide to leaving a gift in your Will for more information including specific wording. We advise that you speak to a solicitor when making a legacy gift in your Will.

    If you would like to leave a gift to Tree Aid in your Will, please speak to your solicitor and discuss the options. We understand that it is a personal decision; however, it would be great to hear that you have left a gift to Tree Aid in your Will.  

  • Your situation could change and, of course, you can change the contents of your Will at any time and for any reason — regardless of what you had originally decided to leave in your Will. Visit your solicitor if you wish to make a change to your Will.

  • You may be able to complete a Codicil which is a document that amends an existing Will. This is a quick and simple way to make changes to an existing Will without having to re-write the whole document. You can email us for a codicil form with suggested wording. Please consult a solicitor if you want to make any changes to your Will.

  • Tree Aid is a UK registered charity and therefore gifts and bequests to us are generally exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax if you are a UK taxpayer. Please seek advice from your solicitor about Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

Thank you

Thank you so much for considering leaving a gift in your Will. It's a truly remarkable way to work with Tree Aid to grow trees and support people's right to live a healthy life, free from poverty. If you have any further questions, please fill in the form below or get in touch at or call us on 0117 909 6363.