Writing or updating your Will

If you have decided to make or update your Will and include a gift to World Animal Protection – thank you.

We recommend you seek advice from a solicitor so that they can make sure that everything is covered by law and what matters to you is protected.  

Information you will need: 

1.    Charity name: World Animal Protection
2.    Registered charity number: 1081849
3.    Address: 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB

We were previously known as World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

If you have already remembered WSPA with a gift in your Will, you will not need to change the wording of your bequest. We remain the same organisation and our registered charity number and address have not changed.

What are the different types of gifts in Wills?

  • A residuary gift is a share of your estate after all other legacies have been made and all costs have been met. You can leave the total residue to one beneficiary or you can dictate a percentage share that a number of beneficiaries are to receive.
  • A pecuniary gift is a stated sum of money.
  • A 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 your chosen beneficiary.
  • A specific gift is the transfer of particular item and is a good way to pass on cherished belongings to loved ones.

Wording for your gift

It is important that World Animal Protection is correctly identified and that your chosen gift is described in enough detail. We recommend that you take the suggested wording below to your solicitor.

To leave a residuary gift in your Will

‘I give to World Animal Protection, the operating name of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, 222 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, registered charity number 1081849, [insert percentage or share of your estate] and I express the wish that such estate 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.’

To leave a pecuniary gift in your Will (stated sum)

‘I give to World Animal Protection, the operating name of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, 222 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, registered charity number 1081849, the sum of [insert amount in figures and words] and I express the wish that such estate 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.’

If you already have a Will and would like to update it to include a gift to World Animal Protection, you can download our codicil form to take with you to your solicitor. 

Download Codicil Form

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