Your legacy – their future
What we do
For more than 20 years we have been providing a lifeline for greyhounds and lurchers in need. Many have come into our care from dog pounds or other rescue organisations. Others have been taken in directly from responsible greyhound owners and trainers when no longer wanted for racing. Some have been family pets who have been handed into our care when their owners’ personal circumstances have changed.
Whatever their story and background, every dog receives any necessary veterinary care and treatment, together with careful assessment of his or her character to help make the transition to a new future in a ‘forever home’. All the dogs and their new owners have the promise of lifetime support from Forever Hounds Trust.
We are also a voice for racing greyhounds as a member of the UK Greyhound Forum and will continue to contribute to the progress being made towards improving their welfare.
What a gift in your will could do
Forever Hounds Trust has been able to help thousands of dogs who may otherwise have faced an uncertain future. Our work is increasingly made possible by the generosity of people who share our passion for these dogs’ welfare and have chosen to leave us a legacy.
By making a gift to Forever Hounds Trust in your will, you’ll be helping us to move towards achieving our vision of the day when every greyhound and lurcher is free from risk and need. Your gift will leave a legacy of:
Eimaer, a delightful whippet, came into our care weighing just 5kg. It was a long journey to take her from a sick and frightened little dog to the happy hound she is today. Forever Hounds Trust never considered giving up on her – we care enough to fight for dogs like Eimaer every step of the way.
Zico was abandoned and had been taken to a dog pound where he faced an uncertain future. He is now a much loved family pet after Forever Hounds Trust took him in and gave him hope for a new life, as we do for hundreds of dogs every year. For many of them, Forever Hounds Trust is their only hope.
Marco was in urgent need of a place of safety. Forever Hounds Trust gave him the security, kindness and affection he so desperately needed, whilst waiting for his forever home. It wasn’t long before he was adopted and now has a secure future with his new family.
When Joan lost her canine companion Ebony to old age, she was devastated. However, she knew she could offer a forever home to another hound: Robyn, a gentle, older greyhound was really in need of help and a quiet, cosy home with Joan seems ideal. Sure enough, they adore each other’s company and are so happy together.
Making or amending your will
Having a valid will ensures you can provide for the people and causes that you care about, and that you have control over who benefits from your estate. In making your will, when you have considered any provision your family and friends, please think about remembering Forever Hounds Trust.
We recommend that you obtain legal advice before making or amending your will, but you may like to know that there are two main types of gift:
A residuary legacy – a gift of the remainder, or a percentage share, of your estate after all other bequests have been made and any debts cleared. The following wording applies:
‘I give x% of the residue of my estate to Forever Hounds Trust, charity number 1131399, for its general purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the person who professes to be the Treasurer or other proper officer of Forever Hounds Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.’
A pecuniary legacy – a gift of a named sum of money.
‘I give £x to Forever Hounds Trust, charity number 1131399, for its general purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the person who professes to be the Treasurer or other proper officer of Forever Hounds Trust shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.’
If you are giving a fixed sum, you may wish to index-link it so that its value at the time of writing is maintained.
However large or small the contribution you’d like to make, you’ll be helping to make a difference to dogs’ lives – thank you.
We understand that you may prefer not to tell us if you have decided to remember Forever Hounds Trust in your will, but we would like to have the opportunity to thank you if you do decide to let us know.
If you have any queries, or would like to discuss any aspect of your will, please contact us:
03000 111 100 PO Box 1601, Oxford OX4 9JZ
Registered Charity 1131399 and a Company limited by guarantee reg. No. 06985367 in England and Wales