Leaving a Legacy

Putting a gift in your Will to Derby Mountain Rescue Team helps us plan for our future. It helps provide the training, skills and equipment our members need to keep themselves and casualties safe. Gifts are exempt from inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax, so the charity receives the full value of your bequest.

Even a small gift makes a big difference.

When leaving a legacy you must include the following in your will:
Our full name: Derby Mountain Rescue Team
Registered office address: Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby, DE22 4NB
Charity Number: 1089237
To be completely sure of the correct wording, seek professional legal advice, or go to rememberacharity.org.uk to discover how you can leave a gift to your favourite cause.

A legacy left to Derby Mountain Rescue Team will generally be used wherever the need is greatest but, of course, you can request that your gift be used for a specific purpose such as equipment or training.
That said, our needs can vary over time, for any number of reasons (changes in technology or legislation, research and development, team member numbers, to name a few). So legacies that are not specific, but are made unconditionally, are especially helpful as they can be used to fund our most urgent needs, at the time they are received.

You can be assured that if you specify the condition of the gift we will use it as you wish.

No, but it is really helpful if you do. It allows us to plan how to best use scarce resources for the future.

If, after bills are paid, you leave money and possessions worth more than the Inheritance Tax threshold, tax will be paid on all money passed on above this amount. However, legacies to a charity are exempt from Inheritance and Capital Gains taxes so any gift would be received in full and before any tax is charged. Your solicitor or other professional adviser will advise on the best way to minimise the tax burden on your estate, including through donations, in your Will.

Even a small donation can make a real difference to our work.

Yes. Please make it payable to ‘Derby Mountain Rescue Team’, and send it to:
The Secretary, Derby Mountain Rescue Team, Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby, DE22 4NB

Yes. You can make a donation via our online shop: Make a donation

If you still have any questions, please get in touch. Thank you