Leaving a gift in your Will - Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare
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Leaving a gift in your Will

“A gift in your Will is a gift unlike any other. It is such a personal way of supporting a cause you care about and celebrating your love for animals” - Jonathan Vine-Hall, Chair of Trustees

Leaving a Gift in your Will

Without gifts in Wills, we simply wouldn’t be able to care for all the animals that need us. They account for around a third of our income, so are vital not only for our daily work, but also our long-term future. By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help change the lives of thousands of unwanted, abandoned and surrendered animals for years to come.

You can use one of our free Will-writing offers to make or update a Will through a local solicitor or online at home.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

An up-to-date, professionally written Will is very important. It is the only way to guarantee that the wishes you have for your loved ones are carried out. We’ve created a free handy guide containing all the information you might need to leave a gift in your Will.

Our free Wills guide gives you more information on:

  • Why every gift, big or small is vital
  • Why it’s important to have an up to date Will
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • The simple steps you need to take to remember Raystede in your Will

Supporter story

Lizzie Bridgewater

“I became aware of Raystede when I saw an advertisement asking for a home for their very first rescued battery hen called Sinead. I travelled 150 miles from Wiltshire to Raystede to collect her. I took the time to look around and was amazed at the work being done there. All the volunteers were dedicated to the wide variety of animals they cared for. The staff and volunteers at Raystede do such a fantastic job keeping all the different species of animals which costs a great deal that I decided to leave them a legacy in my Will. I know it will all be used for the upkeep of the sanctuary”.

How your gift will help

We rely on gifts in Wills to make a lifesaving difference to animals suffering from cruelty, neglect and abuse. Here are some of our favourite success stories that wouldn’t have been possible without the kindness and generosity of our supporters leaving a gift in their Will to Raystede. You can also read how we use donations to not only improve the lives of the animals in our care, but also to rescue, rehabilitate, provide sanctuary, and educate.

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: kbickley@raystede.org

Post: Kate Bickley, Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes, BN9 5AJ

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