Booking a ticket is essential to avoid disappointment as visitor numbers are limited for the welfare of our nervous rescue animals.
Our aviaries are open until 2pm daily. Part of the lake area is still closed due to avian flu restrictions. If you wish to adopt an animal you must apply online or call us for assistance.
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Write your Will for free

Choose from one of our free Will services to have an up-to-date professionally written Will at no cost to you.

Our free Wills service allows you to have an expert written Will made at no cost to you. Whilst there is absolutely no obligation, most people who use these services chose to leave a gift in their Will to Raystede. This very special gift could go towards providing everyday essentials like kitten milk, dog food, toys and treats as well as funding cutting edge veterinary equipment. Big or small, every gift in a Will makes a difference to the lives of the animals here at Raystede. Together we could make a lasting impact to the lives of animals for generations to come.

National Free Wills Network

If you’d prefer to speak to a solicitor face to face to make your Will, we’ve also partnered with the National Free Wills Network which gives you access to local solicitors across the country. All you need to do is:

  • Request a referral
  • We will refer you to the National Free Wills Network who will send you a pack containing a list of your local participating solicitors.
  • Contact your chosen solicitor and make an appointment to have your Will written for free. Please be assured that with current restrictions in mind, solicitors have taken the appropriate steps to protect you from the coronavirus.


Bequeathed offers a simple way to make your Will for Good at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is:

  • Visit the Bequeathed website and take the online interview to create a draft of your Will.
  • Attend a free appointment via telephone or video call, at-home or in-office for up to 30 minutes to make sure your Will fully caters for all your needs.
  • Receive your Will in the post, sign it in front of witnesses and return it to the legal firm. They will check it has been executed correctly and securely store it for you, also at no cost.

Contact us

If you have any questions or if there is anything else you would like to talk to us about, we’d love to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us either by using this online form or the details below.

Phone: 01825 627086


Post: Emily Nickels, Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes, BN9 5AJ

Watch the short film below to find out more about leaving a gift in your Will.

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