Include us in your will
Much of the work we do would not be possible were it not for the kindness of people who remember us in their wills, with an average of 15% of our voluntary income coming from these wonderful gifts.
You can download a copy of our brochure below which explains how leaving a legacy such as a financial gift or a gift of land to the Soil Association can create a healthier planet and a sustainable future. Alternatively, for more information or to be sent a hard copy of the brochure please call 0117 914 2447.
Free will writing service
The Soil Association is offering a free will writing service to our members through The National Free Wills Network. This enables people who support the Soil Association to have their will(s) written or updated free of charge using local solicitors. This offer is open for a limited period and covers the writing of ‘simple’ wills that do not have to deal with complex issues.
Naturally, you will want to take care of family and loved ones first and foremost. But, in taking advantage of this offer, we hope you may also consider remembering the work of the Soil Association. By doing so, you will help us to secure a sustainable food and farming system for the benefit of generations to come.
If you are interested in making your will through The National Free Wills Network then please contact the Soil Association Supporter Care Team on 0117 914 2447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case study: Tania Harrington
In 2009 we offered Soil Association members the chance to benefit from a free will writing service. Tania Harrington, from Diss in Norfolk, was one member who took advantage. As she explains ‘Making a will was something that I’d never really got round to thinking about, but I knew it was something I needed to get around to. You don’t think about it when you’re younger, but if something does happen, it’s horrendous for those left behind if you haven’t got your estate in order.’
Once Tania had decided to take advantage of the offer, making the will was straightforward. ‘It was really simple,’ she says, ‘the Free Wills network provided a list of solicitors, and I found one locally and arranged a visit. I only needed one appointment and it took about an hour – it was definitely value for money as I didn’t pay a penny.’
Tania was kind enough to leave a legacy of £500 to the Soil Association. ‘It doesn’t seem much to me, but it’s great to leave something to a cause I believe in, especially given the ecological issues we’ll be leaving to future generations.’
Legacy gifts like this, both large and small, are a very important part of our income. We are incredibly grateful for any legacy you are able to provide.