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Make a Donation

The Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society has been a registered charity for more than 50 years. The generosity of those who support our work through donations and bequests means we can do more to develop and grow the Beef Shorthorn breed. For example, your donation could help us to:

  • Inspire the next generation of Beef Shorthorn farmers through our youth development activities
  • Research and analyse data on breeding, feeding and welfare, and use the results to encourage and support best practice 
  • Promote the qualities of the Beef Shorthorn breed, including sustainability traits, to help grow the national herd

One-off donations can be made online, or if you’d like to speak to a member of our team about making a donation, we’d be happy to discuss the options and help you make a donation in a way that best suits you. For donations made in memory of a loved one it’s often best to speak with us.  

Donations can be made at any time and, if your donation is eligible, gift aid will increase the amount of the donation available to the Society. Thank you for your support of our work.

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Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift or a legacy to a charity in your Will is a deeply personal decision. We are honoured when someone remembers the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society in this way. No matter how big or small, leaving a gift in your Will makes a difference to the future of the Beef Shorthorn breed.

We are not able to offer legal advice and encourage you to speak directly to your solicitor on all matters relating to your Will. However, if you are considering leaving a gift in your Will, the following information may be of interest. 

As a charity registered in Scotland, most gifts to the Society reduce your estate for inheritance tax and so less inheritance tax is paid out of your estate.

The best way to remember the Society is with a ‘residuary legacy’ for the “general purposes” of the charity where you donate a percentage of your estate, after family and friends have been provided for.

If you already have a Will and you wish to make some additions or small changes, then your solicitor can create a Codicil to your Will. If in doubt consult your solicitor to ensure that your wishes are set out clearly.

Your solicitor will advise you as to the correct wording in your Will, but the wording typically includes the full name of the organisation, registered office address and registered charity number and that you wish to make the gift for the general purposes of the Society. This is: The Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society, Chapelshade House, 78-84 Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1RQ. Registered charity number SC010218 (Scotland).

If you are happy to inform us of your decision to leave a gift to the Society we would very much appreciate it, but there is absolutely no obligation to do so.

The Society will always respect your privacy and your information will be handled in confidence and in line with your wishes.