Did you know that you can leave your shares or a financial legacy to the Fordhall Community Land Initiative in your will?
Legacies can have a huge an impact on the future and we are reminded about this everyday we look at Fordhall’s landscape.
Born in 1915, the late organic pioneer, Arthur Hollins, spent his life nurturing the land here, building it in to what it is today. It was his commitment to organic farming, his admiration for the work of the worms, and his love for Mother Nature that created the legacy we have at Fordhall today; the very same legacy that 8,000 members of the community joined with us to save from development in 2006.
As a registered exempt charity we can accept bequests and donations from supporters, which can benefit our work, create your own legacy and be tax efficient for you.
Arthur believed deeply in cycles, he believed that you got out as much as you put in. All that energy has encouraged the life in our soil to flourish and as a result Fordhall continues to go from strength to strength 100 years later.
Our activity increases every year with your support, sometimes financial, sometimes donations, on other occasions it is volunteer time or it can just be the lovely letters of support that you send through to the office. Every aspect encourages us to work harder and complete a better job, evidenced by the dramatic progress at Fordhall over the last ten years.
As we reach a more established phase we are looking to build our volunteer bunkhouse in 2016 (with capacity for school groups to have residential visits) and we will continue develop our project working with young people struggling with conventional education and the support we offer adults with learning disabilities through our care farm.
Our work at Fordhall only exists because of your backing and it is your ongoing support that will allow us to continue that into the future.
Sometimes you may even be able to specify a project that you want your legacy to benefit.
What if you have shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative
If you have shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative then we urge you to think about these too. Your shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative (FCLI) are life-long forming part of your estate and they will pass according to the terms of your will.
At this point you have three choices. They can be
- donated back to the Fordhall Community Land Initiative
- Passed on to another member of your family/friend
- The financial value (£50 per share) returned to your estate
If you would like your shares to stay within the Fordhall Community Land Initiative or to pass onto another member of your family, then this is possible if you make your wishes clear. If you would like help writing a ‘Letter of Wishes’ we have examples in the office that we will happily send out on request.
We are reminded every day at Fordhall of the legacy that Arthur left behind, and it is something that will continue to live past what would have been his 100th birthday year.
Our legacies continue in what we leave behind, in the marks we have made and in the memories of the next generation.
Contact us for more information
If you would like to know more about leaving a legacy to Fordhall or about the detail of your shares then please do contact us in the office.
Fordhall Community Land Initiative Ltd.
Fordhall Organic Farm
Tern Hill Road
Shropshire, TF9 3PS
Registered Industrial and Provident Society Reference: IP30030R
Registered as an Exempt Charity with Inland Revenue reference: XR91116