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How to leave a gift in your Will

A gift in your Will

If you’re thinking about including World Animal Protection in your Will, here’s what you need to know before you start

If you leave a gift in your Will to World Animal Protection, your kindness will help give animals lives worth living. 

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The guide is quick to download and contains lots of useful information about how to leave a gift in your Will and why this simple action is so powerful in changing the world for animals.

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Different types of gifts

When writing or amending your Will, you should always seek advice from a solicitor. Here are some of the types of gifts you can leave:

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Residuary gifts

Information for executors and administrators

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Pecuniary and special gifts

Information for executors and administrators

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Reversionary gift

Allows you to leave assets for the care of a loved one for as long as they live, after which time your gift will go to a person you’ve chosen

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Specific gift

This is a way of passing on a particular item.

How to word your gift

It's important that World Animal Protection is correctly identified in your Will, and that your gift is described in enough detail.

We recommend that you take this suggested wording to your advisor, for their reference:

I give to World Animal Protection, 222 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, registered charity number 1081849, ____ (insert percentage or amount of gift in figures and words) and I express the wish that such gift be used for the general purposes of World Animal Protection. The receipt of a duly authorised Officer of World Animal Protection shall be a good discharge to my executors for the gift.

For solicitors and executors

If you're carrying out the wishes of someone who's included World Animal Protection in their Will, we’ve put together some help sheets which we hope you'll find useful.

It’s so important to speak up for animals. They can’t speak for themselves.

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A gift in your Will

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Making a Will gives you peace of mind, knowing your money and possessions will be passed on to people and causes you care about.

How your gift will help animals

A gift in your Will

We’re building a better world for animals. With your help, we can protect wildlife and give farmed animals good lives. Leaving a gift to World Animal Protection in your Will is incredibly powerful. Start your Will today.

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A gift in your will

If you have questions about any aspect of leaving a gift in your Will or would like to let us know that you have left us a gift in your Will, please contact our Supporter Care team.

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Would you like to talk to someone about our free Will offer? 

Phone: 0800 316 9966 (9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays)
Email: giftsinwills@worldanimalprotection.org.uk