Café Raystede will be closed from Monday 10 June for 4 weeks for kitchen refurbishment.

A limited menu of hot drinks and snacks will be available from the takeaway kiosk. We apologise for the inconvenience. All other areas of Raystede are open as usual.

How you can write or update 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.

We have partnered with two free Wills services that allow 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.

Our free Wills writing services

In person

If you’d prefer to speak to a solicitor face to face to make your Will, we’ve partnered with the National Free Wills Network which gives you access to participating local solicitors in your area. 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.

In person

If you’d prefer to speak to a solicitor face to face to make your Will, we’ve partnered with the National Free Wills Network which gives you access to participating local solicitors in your area. 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.

Online

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.

Online

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.

Luke's story

This is Luke and his dog Maisie. Luke is one of our newest legacy pledgers, who recently used Bequeathed to write his Will.

"I’ve been going to Raystede since I was a child, so it was a natural choice to include them in my Will. Being my first Will, Raystede clearly laid out some options for me and I chose which one worked best for me. They’ve been on hand to answer any questions I’ve had and made the process really simple.

I would really recommend using the free Wills services to help you create a Will. I thought it was going good be a daunting process but I couldn’t have been more wrong!"

Luke's story

This is Luke and his dog Maisie. Luke is one of our newest legacy pledgers, who recently used Bequeathed to write his Will.

"I’ve been going to Raystede since I was a child, so it was a natural choice to include them in my Will. Being my first Will, Raystede clearly laid out some options for me and I chose which one worked best for me. They’ve been on hand to answer any questions I’ve had and made the process really simple.

I would really recommend using the free Wills services to help you create a Will. I thought it was going good be a daunting process but I couldn’t have been more wrong!"

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

Email: legacy@raystede.org

Post: Emily Nickels, Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5AJ

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