For enquiries, please contact ESBPS by email: esbps.badgers@gmail.com

Fundraising

It is an unfortunate fact of life that badgers need help and protection. Without our efforts in looking after the welfare of badgers in Surrey and our support of the Badger Trust with its work on behalf of badgers throughout the country, there would be little co-ordinated defence of badgers.

Subscriptions and donations pay vets and finance our organisation and necessary equipment etc. They also help to fund our programme for releasing rehabilitated badgers to the wild.

Subscriptions and Donations should be sent to our Treasurer Diana Andrews. Tel: 01883 625585
30 Church Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9NU. (See Join Us)

Subscriptions

Family at one address £8, Adult £6 .

Annual Renewal date: January 1st. (If you join after October 1st, your next years subscription will be covered)

Banker's standing order: Signing this ensures that your money helps badgers quickly.

Gift Aid Declaration: If you are a tax payer, signing this allows the ESBPS to claim back your tax to help badgers.

Please download the ESBPS Membership Form (click here). If you do not have Acrobat reader installed, you can download the latest version free of charge from Adobe.

You can also obtain a form by telephoning our Treasurer on 01883 625585.

Donations

The ESBPS appreciates donations to aid the considerable effort put in by our volunteers.

Fundraising events

Do you attend or hold Coffee Mornings or other social events where you could interest others in joining the ESBPS or making us donations? Contact our Treasurer for information leaflets and membership forms. Tel: 020-8660 9827

Please remember us in your Will

For more information please contact our Treasurer Diana Andrews.
Tel: 01883 625585. 30 Church Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9NU.

Thinking about making a will is not always easy. Indeed, around seven out of ten people dont have a will. If you are in the majority this means when you die your estate may not necessarily finish up going where you probably wanted and hoped it would go.

It is therefore a matter of good sense to grasp the nettle and give serious thought to making a will.

The will sets out your wishes, where you want your estate to go and in what proportions. Making a will is a positive chance to do some good and benefit the people and causes you care about.

If you die without a valid will this can cause uncertainty for those who have to deal with your estate with possible delay and expense added in. Then the law takes over and the resultant distribution of your estate may not be how you would have wanted it.

There are key times when making a will or updating an existing will should be actively considered, for example on marriage or divorce, when having children, or retiring, or when receiving an inheritance yourself, or being diagnosed with an illness.

Once you have made sure that family and friends are provided for as you wish there is then the chance to consider whether there are causes you would want to benefit from part of your estate, and that is where we hope you might consider leaving something to East Surrey Badger Protection Society.

We are volunteers looking after the welfare of badgers in East Surrey and SW London. We support the Badger Trust with its work on behalf of badgers throughout the UK and abroad. Our territory includes: Croydon, Tandridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Kingston, Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton and Sutton. We are involved in a variety of activities aimed at helping badgers.

We are a registered charity and so a legacy left to us, on our understanding of the present law, would be free of inheritance tax. This could reduce the value of your estate below the tax limit thereby perhaps leaving less to the tax man and more to those you want to benefit.

Broadly, there are three types of legacy you might consider when thinking of us:

1. A residuary legacy. This disposes of what is left after you have provided for your other legacies and your expenses have been paid. This type of legacy is favoured by charities. For one thing it is less affected by inflation and you can leave a percentage or all of the residue as you decide.

2. A pecuniary legacy. This is a specific sum of money, which can be index-linked to keep its value over time.

3. A specific legacy. This gives an item of value for us to benefit from, usually by selling and receiving the cash for it.

In recent years we have been very fortunate to be left legacies by supporters of the Society and Surrey badgers have directly benefited as a result. ESBPS assists badgers in Surrey, but we have also become expert in the construction of artificial setts and the controlled release of orphaned and rehabilitated badgers back into the wild. From 2005 to 2012 we released 90 young badgers that would otherwise have died in the wild, been held in captivity or even euthanased because there was nowhere to keep them. We cannot just let inexperienced badgers go. Locally established badgers are highly territorial and would attack randomly released badgers that are learning to fend for themselves. (see Releasing Badgers). It is debatable whether we could have undertaken this time consuming, heavy and expensive work, without the timely legacies from people who supported us in their lifetime, and remembered us in their wills. Please remember the East Surrey Badger Protection Society when you make your will.

We would always recommend that you consult a solicitor when making or updating your will, but to give you an idea of our understanding of the kind of wording you could use for each of the three types of legacy mentioned above we set out the following examples:-

A residuary legacy
I give a.................% share of the residue of my estate to the East Surrey Badger Protection Society, Registered Charity No. 800270 of 30 Church Road, Warlingham, Surrey  CR6 9NU for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary or other proper Officer for the time being of the Society shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors.

A pecuniary legacy
I give the sum of ............ free of inheritance tax to the East Surrey Badger Protection Society, Registered Charity No. 800270 of 30 Church Road, Warlingham, Surrey  CR6 9NU for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary or other proper Officer for the time being of the Society shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors.

A specific legacy
I give (state here the item) to the East Surrey Badger Protection Society, Registered Charity No. 800270 of 30 Church Road, Warlingham, Surrey  CR6 9NU for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or Secretary or other proper Officer for the time being of the Society shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors.

You could also request that cheques be donated to the ESBPS in place of flowers at your funeral. You will know that your legacy will be helping badgers, these beautiful, but at times, vulnerable animals. This leaflet is based upon our understanding of the present law. You should seek up-to-date advice from a solicitor by way of confirmation.