DONATE / LEAVE A LEGACY
MAKE A DONATION OR LEAVE A LEGACY
The Dartmoor Pony is integral to Dartmoor’s landscape, biodiversity, heritage and tourism. The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) was established in 2005 and works tirelessly with those who own the ponies on the moor, to provide the support they need in terms of welfare and management, promotion and awareness raising and lobbying organisations that influence the finance and practical issues of keeping moorland ponies. We are also showing the world how well tempered, gentle and adaptable the ponies are through the remarkable ‘Ponies Inspiring People’ equine assisted learning programme.
We rely on grants, donations, legacies and every other form of fundraising, to keep delivering the work we do – delivered almost entirely by volunteers so keeping costs to an absolute minimum.
Please help us to ensure they remain on the Moor for future generations to enjoy; and so that young people of all ages and abilities can develop their skills and face their life challenges through our ‘PIP’ learning programmes.
Donations can also be sent to DPHT, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ.
MAKING A WILL
The only way we can ensure that our wishes are met when we die is by making a Will. Leaving things to chance may mean that the State could take everything and those we care about are left with nothing to remember us by.
Although it is possible to make your own Will, it is advisable, especially if your wishes are not straightforward, to consult a solicitor or use a Will-writing service. Either should ensure that your Will is legal and valid.
The Trust recognises that making a Will can often be a difficult and sensitive area. If you wish to speak to someone to discuss your wishes further please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Dru Butterfield during office hours on 01626 833234.
If you are able to let us know of your intentions then this will help us plan for the future. Information regarding legacies is always treated in the strictest confidence and is not binding in any way.
If you have already made a Will but feel that you would like to include a gift, you should contact your solicitor and ask him to add this to your wishes. Again, it would be helpful to know of your intentions, but this is entirely up to you.
ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEGACY
Residual Bequest – the remainder of your estate once all of your other bequests have been made and all associated costs met.
Pecuniary Bequest – a specific sum of money left to a person, charity or other organisation.
HOW YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED
One of the big aspects of our work is education. We welcome primary and secondary school students to our heritage site at Bellever Forest. During a visit, children learn how ponies are integral to the management of Dartmoor’s landscape. We’ve also built a strong reputation for our courses for young people with disabilities or challenging behaviours.