A gift in your Will is the perfect way to celebrate a lifetime of love for animals and to support the future of a cause that’s close to your heart.
We value every single one of the gifts that our supporters leave us in their Wills – no matter how big or small. This wonderful way of giving is vital to our daily work, from helping us to hand-feed tiny kittens, caring for our elderly equines, to performing life-saving operations on injured dogs. It also helps us to plan for the future, such as improving our sanctuary for those animals that we are unable to rehome.
Download Raystede’s guide to leaving a gift in your Will here.
As a service to our supporters Raystede are offering the opportunity to write your Will for free. We have partnered with Bequeathed online Will writing service, and also the National Free Wills Network. Both offer an easy and straightforward way to write your Will, guided by expert legal advice. There is no obligation to leave a gift in your free Will to Raystede, but any amount you choose to leave ensures that we can care for all the animals that need us in years to come.
We have partnered with Bequeathed, a simple and convenient service that allows our supporters to write their Will for free online from the comfort of their own home. There is detailed guidance and chat on hand to help you progress at your own pace. If you do need further legal advice, Bequeathed can simply transfer your interview to one of its partner law firms. They can advise you further either by telephone or face to face for a fee agreed in advance.
How it works
1- Create an account with Bequeathed
2- Answer a few questions and start writing your Will, following the prompts Bequeathed gives you. The answers you give are used to generate your Will.
3- Once you have completed your Will you can then download it and follow the instructions on how to sign it in front of witnesses.
When you are ready to start, please click on this link which will take you to their website.
If you’d prefer to talk to a solicitor before making your Will, we are also partnered with the National Free Wills Network. This gives our supporters access to hundreds of solicitors across the country to have a simple Will written for free. To request a referral please fill in this this form.
Our Lifetime of Love scheme is a free service giving you peace of mind that, should the worst happen, Raystede will be there to care for your beloved companion. Nothing can replace the special bond you have with your pet, but we’ll take great care to match your pet with a family that can give them the love they need. New owners are checked for suitability, and we’ll always keep in touch to offer help and advice when needed.
You can let us know that you’d like to register your pets with Lifetime of Love by completing this form and returning it to us by post or email email@example.com. Once you have been accepted on to the scheme, all you have to do is add a clause to your Will to say that you wish the care of your pets to be handed over to Raystede after your death.
For suggested wording see our FAQ's here.
Lifetime of Love is a free service, but any gift you choose to leave Raystede your Will could help us care for your pet if you longer can.
If you would like any more information about our leaving a gift in your Will, our free wills offer or Lifetime of Love scheme, please fill out this online form.