Leave a Legacy

Why should I leave WWF a bequest in my will?

By remembering WWF in your will, you leave a living legacy that will have a lasting impact on our planet for generations to come.

Our country is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and an abundant diversity of unique flora and fauna. Precious ecosystems sustain us with fresh water and food. As you know, these natural assets are under threat. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. To ensure the continuation of our work, we rely on the generous support of caring benefactors and supporters who share our vision.

How do I make a bequest?

If you already have a will it is easy to add a section called a codicil which names WWF South Africa as a beneficiary. A codicil is prepared and signed just like a will. See below for suggested wording to make the process simple and hassle-free.

Your bequest can take several forms, for example:  

  • The balance of your estate after caring for your family and friends
  • A specific portion of the balance of your estate
  • A specific amount of money
  • An individual item that has value, such as shares or land 

When drafting your will or adding a codicil, we recommend the following wording:

I (name) bequeath (the residue of my estate, or percentage of my estate, or a certain amount, etc.) to WWF South Africa, the conservation organisation, registration no 003-226NPO, and main place of business at Boundary Terraces, Bridge House 1st Floor, Mariendahl Lane, Newlands, 7700, to be used at the sole discretion of WWF South Africa for the work of the said Organisation in South Africa. 

Please let us know!

Once you have drawn up your bequest please inform us that you have included WWF South Africa in your will. We would greatly appreciate it as having this information helps us to plan for the future (though of course we understand that wills may change over time).

Contact Denise Samson on +27 (0)21 657 6600, by email on dsamson@wwf.org.za or by fax on +27 (0)86 535 9433.
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Please contact us for more information

  • Denise Samson

    Special Donor Co-ordinator

    WWF South Africa,
    Newlands

  • Bequests to WWF are exempt from Estate Duty