Let your spirit of adventure live on

If you are thinking of leaving a donation in your Will to Antarctica, thank you! 

Antarctica is the Earth’s last great wilderness. It is a dazzling place that captures the imagination and overwhelms the senses.

Antarctica’s historic sites are vulnerable and there has never been a more important time to protect them. With a gift in your Will, you can play a part in Antarctica’s story and protect these special buildings now and long into the future.

You can make a difference 

People choose to write their Wills at different times of life, but the power of bequests to do good cannot be overstated. If you are thinking of making a gift, thank you!

  • Ensure the protection of Port Lockroy’s museum and post office for the next 80 years and beyond.
  • Help to conserve six historic buildings in the most challenging of environments.
  • Increase public understanding of Antarctica through community engagement and education.
  • Support policy and advocacy for the protection of Antarctica’s heritage across the continent.

"We decided that we would leave a legacy"

 “We spent our tenth wedding anniversary sitting in Antarctica and our wonderful memories of the breathtaking beauty will stay with us forever. We decided that we would leave a legacy in our wills which was simple to set up.” 

– B & G

How to leave a gift

By writing a Will, you can be sure that your family and friends are provided for in the future, as well as your favourite charities. Anyone can leave a legacy gift and it doesn’t cost you anything in your lifetime. You can choose to leave either a share of the residue of your estate (a residuary gift) or a fixed sum (a pecuniary gift). Your personal gift can be of any size. Leaving just 1% of your estate can make a real difference. 

Your solicitor or professional adviser may find the following wording helpful: 

‘I give the [sum of X or % residue of my estate] to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, registered charity number 1160847.’ 

If you live in the US, bequests can also be made to UKAHT via CAF America.

Gifts in memory and celebration

Donations in memory are a wonderful way to celebrate a loved one’s life. If you have a friend or family member who cherished Antarctica in their lifetime, this may be a unique and meaningful way to honour their life. You can also make a gift in celebration, to mark a special moment such as a birthday or anniversary.

Reduce your inheritance tax

Gifts to charities are exempt from inheritance tax which means that leaving a gift to UKAHT may help reduce your tax liability. Everyone’s tax situation is different and we recommend that you seek advice from your financial or legal adviser. US taxpayers may also wish to contact CAF America.

The Goodwill Partnership

UKAHT has partnered with one of the largest, trusted Will-writing providers The Goodwill Partnership to offer a simple, best practice Will-writing service. The Goodwill Partnership enables you to write a Will over the phone, or from the comfort of your home (if in the UK). Simply mention the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust when making your appointment.

The Goodwill Partnership

Free Wills Guide for download 

Complete the short form below to receive a PDF copy of our Wills Guide, or you can also request one copy by post at info@ukaht.org

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Contact us 

If you have any questions, or to let us know that you have made a gift to the Trust, please contact:

Camilla Johns, Head of Development
Email: camilla.johns@ukaht.org
Phone: +44 (0)1223 355 049

All questions and enquiries are treated in confidence.