Leanne Beaton, International Fund for Animal Welfare

Ashley Rowthorn Uncategorised

Legacy Link are proud to have recently awarded the Crispin Ellison bursary award to two very worthy recipients, providing funding to enable them to complete the ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA).

Leanne Beaton was one of the bursary award recipients and we’d like to share a bit of her background and how receiving the award will impact her and her charity.

Leanne has worked at IFAW for three years, beginning as administration support for the legacy officer, before getting more involved in legacy administration and becoming a Legacy support officer, taking on her own caseload of pecuniary cases and residuary files. As an animal lover with a degree in Animal Welfare and Management, Leanne is working for a cause that is very close to her heart.

Leanne was keen to complete the CiCLA qualification as she felt that it would help her to advance her understanding of probate law and take her legacy administration knowledge to the next level, which in turn would help to maximise the legacies due to IFAW.

When she was presented with the bursary award, Leanne said:

“I was thrilled to have been one of the two successful applicants for the Crispin Ellison Bursary Award, as the content on the ILM’s CiCLA qualification will really help give me a deeper and wider understanding of legacy administration, and how best to act when various situations arise. It will also give me greater confidence to trust in my own knowledge and skills to hopefully further increase legacy income to IFAW, helping more animals long into the future. I’m really looking forward to starting the course in the near future.”

Dan Carter, Legacy Director at IFAW, said:

“I am delighted that Leanne has won the first Crispin Ellison bursary award, she is a wonderful example of a young legacy administration professional forging a career in this fascinating area of work. Studying for this award will really support Leanne’s development enabling her to take on more responsibilities in the legacy administration team at IFAW and gain more confidence in putting her knowledge and skills in to use. This in turn will be of great benefit to IFAW as legacy income is vital to the work we do to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Reintroduce animals all over the world.”

Legacy Link are proud to be supporting Leanne through the next phase of her professional development. The Crispin Ellison bursary award will open for applications again in January 2018. For more information visit www.legacy-link.co.uk/bursary.