Leave Fordhall a Legacy or Bequest

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 wonderful members of the public 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, and we thankyou for everything.

We know more than most, that the power of small actions can create inspirational change. Every day we hear the birds, watch the cows chewing the cud and see a worm pop up in our soil, we are grateful for all of you who have helped us to continue to farm and work at Fordhall. We hope that this will continue for generations to come.

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.

Please read our ‘Important bits about your shares’ letter to remind yourself of the finer details of your shareholding.  Download Fordhall Shares – the important bits

At the point of arranging your Will you have three choices. They can be

  • donated back to the Fordhall Community Land Initiative
  • passed on to another member of your family/friend
  • returned to your Estate at their financial value (£50 per share)

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.  It is also greatly appreciated if you can inform us of your actions by completing our share expression of wishes form, this can be downloaded shareholder expression of wishes form or completed online by clicking HERE.

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 105th 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
Market Drayton
Shropshire, TF9 3PS


01630 638696

Registered Industrial and Provident Society Reference: IP30030R
Registered as an Exempt Charity with Inland Revenue reference: XR91116