Leave a Legacy
Remembering Cruelty Free International in your will
Thank you for considering leaving a legacy gift to Cruelty Free International. Around 50% of our income comes from legacies, so your gift is vital in creating a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.
A legacy from you could help us:
- investigate and expose the reality of life for animals in laboratories
- change policy and legislation by challenging decision makers to make a positive difference for animals
- campaign for the development and uptake of alternative research methods
Important Information – Charitable Status
While we are a non-profit organisation, Cruelty Free International is unable to gain charitable status. In 1947, the House of Lords ruled that organisations campaigning against animal experiments could not be charitable because their work was deemed not for the ‘public benefit’ – one of the criteria necessary to register as a charity.
To include Cruelty Free International in your will it is important not to imply that we are a charity, as this may cause problems later. In order to avoid any confusion we would suggest that the following wording is used:
“I give to Cruelty Free International (Registered in England as The Campaign To End All Animal Experiments), 16a Crane Grove, London N7 8NN:
- all the residue of my estate or
- one (insert share, e.g. ½) share of the residue of my estate or
- the sum of £(insert sum) or
- a specific gift (e.g. jewellery, property)
for its purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Finance Manager or other proper officer of Cruelty Free International shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”
To find out more about remembering Cruelty Free International in your will, please visit our Legacy FAQs.
Should you wish to direct your gift to our sister organisation, Cruelty Free International Trust, which is a registered charity, its charity registration number is 1081183. The charity is also based at 16a Crane Grove, London, N7 8NN, UK.
Discussing your will in confidence
We appreciate that leaving a legacy gift is a very personal decision, and we understand you may or may not wish to let us know if you have included Cruelty Free International in your will.
Naturally, any information you provide us with will be treated with the strictest confidence and puts you under no obligation.
However, it is useful for us to hear from our legacy pledgers as this can help us plan our work better, so if you are comfortable letting us know, then we would love to hear from you.
If you wish to discuss your legacy gift please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Remembrance and Legacy Manager, Angela Bunting, on 0300 003 0577 (calls charged at local rate) or email Angela.Bunting@CrueltyFreeInternational.org (Monday - Thursday inclusive). Should you have a legacy enquiry outside of these times, please contact Deputy CEO and Finance Director, Julian Littaur, on 020 7619 6987 or Julian.Littaur@CrueltyFreeInternational.org.