Your Legacy, Their Future

The Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation is providing free veterinary care to elephants in Thailand to improve their welfare and to protect the future of the endangered Asian elephant.  Founded in November 2017 (see our Timeline),  STEF has raised sufficient funds to build a specialist elephant hospital at Khok Kloi, and to support a mobile clinic to visit sick or injured elephants in remote areas of Southern Thailand.

By remembering STEF in your Will, you will be helping to safeguard the future of these magnificent creatures. Gifts and legacies will enable us to continue our work, running the veterinary centre and mobile clinic, so that we can help endangered Asian elephants to live longer and healthier lives in suitable environments and, in doing so, give them a better chance of long-term survival as a species.

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How to make a bequest

There are several different types of gifts in Wills. You may choose to leave us a specific sum (pecuniary legacy), a specific non-money item (a specific legacy), or the whole, or a share of, your estate (a residual legacy). You may also wish that your legacy be applied for a specific purpose in which case we recommend that you contact us in advance.

We strongly recommend that you take legal advice when making or updating your Will. In order to make it as easy as possible for you to add STEF to the charities remembered in your Will. We have compiled some guidance notes that can be downloaded here. This has all the information you need to take to your solicitor.

Let us know

If you have already remembered STEF in your Will (or intend to do so), please consider completing a confidential Legacy Pledge Form, which you can download here, and send the completed version on email to

By telling us about your gift, you give us valuable assurance of being able to continue and expand our work, long-term. Just as importantly, it also gives us a chance to thank you properly and to keep you informed about the ongoing work at STEF.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion with a member of the team at STEF about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact and we will arrange a time to call you at your convenience.

Discover more ways of supporting STEF, by visiting our dedicated ‘How you can Help’ page now