Greenpeace together with the people that have funded its activities have achieved a lot including defending whales from harpoons, saving rainforests from chainsaws and stopping toxic waste being dumped in the oceans. Despite all the success, much work is left to be done, and one way to help Greenpeace with the important work it does is to leave a legacy no matter how large or small. Legacy payments actually sit at the heart of everything Greenpeace does, paying for roughly one sixth of all its funding requirements.
Leaving a gift is simple
Setting up a will can on the face it appears to be a daunting task, but with all the right details in front of them, it can be far simpler than most people realise. For that reason, we have put together this post with all the information that is necessary for people wishing to leave a lasting gift to Greenpeace. The first thing people should be aware of is that there are two Greenpeace organisations in the Britain. Greenpeace Ltd and Greenpeace Environmental Trust.
Most people are familiar with Greenpeace Ltd which runs campaigns and exposes environmental injustice. The reason it is a limited company is because there are restrictions placed on what type of political campaigning charities are able to do. Greenpeace Environmental Trust on the other hand is a registered charity with the goal of increasing public awareness about the environment as well as funding scientific research and supporting Greenpeace campaigns in other countries.
Speak to a solicitor
It is very easy to bequeath a gift to either organisation and if you wish to do so, speak to a solicitor to decide which one is the best fit. The registered charity number for Greenpeace Environmental Trust is 284934 and the registered company number for Greenpeace Ltd is 01314381. You should also make sure you include the registered address which is Canonbury Villas, London, N1 2PN.
How to guide
You can download the guide for leaving a legacy to Greenpeace which provides complete information on the difference between both organisations as well as providing guidance on the types of gifts that can be left. If you already have a will you simply need to update it and it is possible to create wills online completely free of cost, from the comfort of your own home.