Remember us in your Will
Why leave a legacy to the RSPCA?
It is important to make a Will to ensure your estate goes to the people and causes you care about. Leaving a legacy to a charity such as the RSPCA allows you to carry on caring long after you are gone. We help many mistreated and neglected animals every year. As a separately registered branch of the RSPCA, every penny you give will go towards looking after local animals who are in our care.
To provide this vital lifeline it costs us over £300,000 a year in vets bills, food, bedding and lifesaving drugs. Leaving us a gift in your Will will help us to develop our existing services and equipment and carry on our work into the future.
It is simple to have a Will drawn up and saves a lot of aggravation and heartbreak for your relatives when you die. If you have already made your Will but you would like to leave a gift to the Branch, it’s simple to amend your existing Will.
We’re incredibly grateful to these thoughtful animal lovers and, as with any donation, their gifts are put to good use continuing the work of the branch.
Ways to give
You can give a specific sum of money, an item, or a piece of property (this is called a pecuniary legacy)
You could give all or part of what is left after your other gifts and bills have been dealt with (this is called a residuary legacy)
If you would like to help with a gift to the RSPCA in your Will, your solicitor might use the following suggested wording:
“I give the sum of £____ (or specify a share of the residue) to the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens Branch (registered charity number 232259) and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of the said Branch shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said Legacy”
Or you can download and complete our legacy gift Leaflet.
Protect your pets
Have you ever worried about who will care for your pets who outlive you? We would advise you to include them in your Will. If you haven’t identified a relative or friend who would be willing to care for your pets, the RSPCA offers a free service to find a loving home for your animals after you die.
See the Home for Life website for more information.