In memoriam - Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
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In memoriam

A gift in memory of a loved one or charitable donations in lieu of funeral flowers are both ways you can support Raystede.

Keep a loved one's memory alive while supporting our vital work of rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming or providing sanctuary to over 2000 animals each year.

Remembering a loved one with a gift in memory

A gift in memory is a touching way to honour the life and love of animals. It helps us to continue to find loving homes for as many animals as possible and offer the safety of life-long sanctuary to the animals we promise to look after for the rest of their lives.

It is simple to make a donation in memory:

By phone - call the Fundraising team on 01825 840747 (Monday to Friday, 8.30-16.30)

Brian's Story

When Brian sadly passed away unexpectedly, his friends and family wanted to celebrate his life and love of animals. Brian loved animals big and small – from his dogs, aviary of Zebra finches and canaries, fish pond and the tortoise whom he loving ensured went into hibernation every year, to the wild birds and animals in his garden. He also loved Raystede and as well as sponsoring our donkeys and kennels, he would also visit when ever he could with his wife Anne.

When we had spoken about donations to charities if something happened to one of us Brian always wanted Raystede to receive. I am so pleased money donated in his memory will be of great use. That would make him very proud and so pleased he has helped in some way.'' Anne, Brian’s wife.

To honour Brian and his love of animals, his friends and family donated to Raystede in his memory and raised an incredible £560. This will make such a difference to us and could cover the cost of rehoming one dog – Brian’s favourite animal. These donations are such a wonderful tribute to Brian’s life and a touching way to support the work we do.

Funeral wishes

Having friends and family make a charitable donation in lieu of flowers at your funeral will allow your final wish of helping more animals to have the chance of a better life to be fulfilled. Holding a funeral collection will greatly improve the lives of the animals we care for and will continue to do so for many more years to come.

If you would like more information, please contact Kate Bickley on 01825 840747 or Alternatively, please make your relatives aware of your wishes.

Your kind donation helps us to rescue and care for more animals in need.

We rely on your support to save animal's lives & do the work we do.

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