Guide to leaving a gift to KHT in your Will

By leaving a legacy to KHT in your Will, you will be helping us to give more Karen people hope for the future. The process of leaving a gift is not as complicated as you may think. To aid you in your journey we have provided some key information below.

Why write a Will?

Your Will is one of the most important documents you can write, allowing you to lay out your exact wishes for your money. Through your Will you can ensure your loved ones are looked after and give to charitable causes which are close to your heart. If you do not make a Will the state will decide how your assets are distributed.

Why remember a charity in your Will?

Legacies are the largest source of voluntary income for charities and their importance cannot be underestimated. Remembering KHT in your Will, will allow us to continue to work towards bringing sustainable change to the Karen, giving the poorest group of people in Northern Thailand hope for the future. Any gifts you leave to charity will also not be subject to tax and will lower the level of Inheritance Tax your Will is subject to.

How can I leave a gift?

Leaving a gift to charity in your Will is easy to do, simply contact a Solicitor and inform them you would like to include KHT and what you would like to leave.

If you would like to leave a gift to KHT in your Will there are different ways this can be done.

Pecuniary gift - a set amount of money

If you would like to leave this type of gift to KHT, we suggest the following wording:

“I give [amount] to The Karen Hilltribes Trust, Tower House Business Centre, Fishergate, York, YO10 4UA  (registered Charity No 1093548) to be used by The Karen Hilltribes Trust for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy”

Specific gift – a specific possession for example an antique

If you would like to leave this type of gift to KHT, we suggest the following wording

“I give [specific item] to The Karen Hilltribes Trust, Tower House Business Centre, Fishergate, York, YO10 4UA  (registered Charity No 1093548) to be used by The Karen Hilltribes Trust for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy”

A residuary gift - a share or percentage of your estate after all other gifts to friends and family have been made.

If you would like to leave this type of gift to KHT, we suggest using the following wording:

“I give [enter percentage] percent of my residuary estate to The Karen Hilltribes Trust, Tower House Business Centre, Fishergate, York, YO10 4UA (registered Charity No 1093548) to be used by The Karen Hilltribes Trust for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy”

Information to give to your Solicitor

To make the process as simple as possible it is advisable before visiting your Solicitor, if you wish to write a new Will, to make a list of the approximate value of everything you wish to leave behind. The next step is to then decide who you would like this to go to. Following thinking about your loved ones and ensuring they are looked after, we hope that you may consider KHT as part of the remaining sum.

Our details, which can be found below, will need to be given to your Solicitor:

The Karen Hilltribes Trust

Tower House Business Centre 
Fishergate 
York 
YO10 4UA 
United Kingdom

Registered Charity No: 1093548

If you already have a Will and do not wish to write an entirely new one, you can simply make alterations through a codicil document, if you wish to leave a gift to KHT. These however need to be witnessed in the same way that your original Will was when first written.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about how to remember KHT in your Will, then don’t hesitate to contact our Fundraising team or consult our Frequently Asked Questions page.