Use our Will planner (PDF 108KB), to add up the estimated value of your estate (that’s everything you’ve saved and own) and make a list of people and organisations you’d like to leave money, property or possessions to.
Step 2 - appoint Executors
Appoint one or more Executors (up to four) to carry out the terms of the Will. This can be a relative, friend or legal adviser. It can even be us, in certain circumstances. Please phone us on 0300 1230 239 if you would like to discuss appointing us as your Executor.
Make sure your Will is stored in a safe place and that someone you trust knows where it is. It’s also important to make a copy of your Will for your own records. Your legal adviser will often store your original Will free of charge, or you can use your local Probate Registry.
Step 5 - complete our pledge form
If you do decide to remember us in your Will, thank you. Gifts in Wills make up over half of the funds we rely on for our work with animals. This means it’s incredibly valuable for us to know your intentions, so if you are happy to share, please use our online pledge form or download a pledge form (PDF 52KB) to let us know.
Once I’d decided to make my Will and leave a gift to the RSPCA I just called my solicitor to get things started. Don’t be put off by the thought of making or amending your Will. When you contact your solicitor, just let them know who you’d like to leave a gift to. You can decide to leave a percentage of your assets or a lump sum – it’s up to you.
Carrie Giles, London
Your questions answered
Making or amending a Will doesn’t have to be a difficult process, but you’re bound to have some questions. So we’ve put together a list of the ones we’re asked most often. And of course, you can always get in touch if you need any further information or support – just use the contact details below.
Getting in touch
If you have any questions about remembering us in your Will, we’re here to help. Just get in touch using the following contact details: