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Leaving a Gift in Your Will

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Leaving a Gift in Your Will

A Very Special Gift

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.

Free Wills Offer

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.

To request a referral for National Free Wills Network please fill in this this form.

If you would like to use Bequeathed please click on this link which will take you to their website.



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.

National Free Wills Network

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.

Gifts in Wills

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

Lifetime of Love

Our Lifetime of Love scheme is a free service giving you peace of mind that, should your pet outlive you, Raystede will be there to care for your beloved companion.

Find out more here

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.

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