Leave a legacy | WWF South Africa

What will your legacy be?

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

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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 supporters who share our vision.

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Join the conversation

Most of us would like to be remembered for something; to leave a mark on the world. WWF South Africa supporters are joining a conversation about what environmental issues matter to them and how they would like to make a difference well beyond their lifetime. View the images below to see what some of your contemporaries have been saying via their postcard submissions and join the conversation...
 

What is your wish for our planet's future?

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Talk to us

Call Dr Amy Goldblatt on +27 (0) 21 657 6600 or email her at legacy@wwf.org.za to talk about the difference you'd like to make. Amy can talk to you and/or your legal or financial adviser.

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, e.g.:

- 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 Rochelle Trout on +27 (0) 21 657 6612, by email on rtrout@wwf.org.za or by fax on +27 (0) 86 535 9433.

BEQUESTS TO WWF ARE EXEMPT FROM ESTATE DUTY

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Donate in Memoriam

Remember loved ones by supporting a cause which will help create a better tomorrow. Donate to WWF in their memory or in lieu of flowers.