Your will is your opportunity to provide for the people and causes you care about the most. Leaving a gift in your will to your local RSPCA can make a huge difference to animals in need.
There is a belief that it is only the rich and famous that leave money to charities after their passing, but this is not at all true. As a separate Branch of the RSPCA, we rely heavily on the donations and legacies left to us by local people, however big or small the amount. Without legacies, the Branch would not be able to help as many animals as it does and we always have a long list of animals waiting to come into our care, or to receive our support. Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals that have been abused or neglected involves a huge amount of time, dedication and equipment – from intricate surgery and medication right through to animal bedding, prescription food, enrichment toys and lots of TLC.
We also work hard to promote animal kindness and prevent cruelty through our education and outreach programmes. By providing a gift to us in your will you will be helping thousands of animals secure a second chance at happiness and also help us create a kinder world for animals for future generations to come.
You can do this by making a will or by adding a Codicil (a document which specifies alterations to your will). If you are making a will, please remember that the RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch and all the other RSPCA Branches are separately registered charities in their own right. So, if you would like our work to benefit animals in your local area, we would respectfully suggest that your legacy reads:
I give the sum of £……. (or specify a share of residue) to the RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch (Charity no. 206629), for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer of the said Branch for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.
Please note that a will or Codicil needs to be properly witnessed, and we recommend you obtain legal advice before taking a final decision.
We understand that the writing of a will can be a sensitive issue so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.