Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a gift to Stray Aid in your Will can be an easy and cost effective way of supporting hundreds of dogs and cats we help each year.

Leaving a gift in your will

We are currently partnered with The Willwriting Partnership, who provide a will writing and updating service, for further details please visit their website.

The safest way to ensure that your estate goes exactly where ‘you’ want it to go, when you are no longer here, is to make certain that you have a professionally written will. Too often small and medium sized charities are overlooked and yet these are the very organisations that do the most, working tirelessly at the heart of their local community.

Don’t leave it until it’s too late, please email [email protected] for a copy of our legacy leaflet.

We promise to be there for the animals

We rely heavily upon the generosity of donations to fund our services. Gifts in Wills help us to finance the high running costs of the centre such as veterinary bills, food, bedding, heating etc –
we simply couldn’t do what we do without them.

Leaving a gift in your Will to Stray Aid, however large or small, will help us to continue helping the needy animals in our care.

Your promise can help to make that possible

A LEGACY is a promise. A commitment from you that, on your death, all or part of your possessions (your “estate” in legal terms – including property, cash and other possessions) will be donated to a charity you have chosen and nominated in your will.

If you are currently making up a Will just inform your Solicitor of your wish to include us. If you would like to include us in a Will you have already made then your Solicitor will easily be able to make an addition (called a “codicil”) to the instructions you have already given.

Gift in your will FAQs

This is not a problem, If you want to add Stray Aid to an existing Will, your solicitor simply attaches a written instruction, called a codicil. This must be done by your solicitor – don’t make changes yourself as you may inadvertently invalidate your Will. Further information is available from our ‘Guide to making wills’ available from our fundraising office.

No, It would help us to plan for the future better if you would take the time to let us know but it’s not essential. We would treat all your information with the utmost confidentiality. Please

We are so very grateful for every donations be it large or small, monetary or goods. Please do not worry about this, every penny helps us care for the animals and it all adds up.

There are three main types of gifts you can leave Stray Aid in your will. We suggest that you speak to a legal advisor to help decide which is best for you.

Residuary Gifts:
This is where you set aside a portion of your remaining estate after expenses, debts, and other gifts have been paid, taking care of your loved ones first.

Pecuniary Gifts:
This is a gift of a specific sum of money. However, it is worth remembering that this type of gift is likely to be impacted by inflation.

Specific Gifts:
This is where you gift a specific item. This could be property, jewellery, or any other item you would like to leave to Stray Aid.