Throughout our history the Society has from time to time benefited from the generosity of members who have remembered us in their wills. In fact our present good fortune in having a permanent home is almost entirely due to generous bequests.
The Society is in a healthy financial position but our increased activities do not come without a price. We want to be able to continue offering the very best facilities we can to our members and to the entomological community.
At the present time a legacy to a charity such as the BENHS may attract relief at 40% from Inheritance Tax which might otherwise be payable on an estate. It is important for all of us to make a will and to keep it reviewed and we would urge any member who is doing this to bear this Society in mind when considering favourite causes.
Please contact us if you are interested in leaving a legacy to the British Entomological and Natural History Society.