Will you leave a legacy to local animals?
Will you think of us?
Local animals need your help. Our branch is a separately registered charity and rely entirely on donations raised locally.
We help to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need from the local area. Some animals need our help because they have been badly treated or abandoned and we ensure they are given veterinary treatment and then find them safe, happy homes.
If you are thinking of remembering a charity in your will…
A legacy to RSPCA Guildford & Epsom Branch will provide crucial funds. We could not carry out our work without such generous support.
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 our branch, like all RSPCA branches, is a separately registered charity. So, if you would like the animals in your local area to benefit, we would respectfully suggest that your legacy reads:
“I give the sum of £…... (or specify percentage of estate) to the RSPCA Guildford & Epsom Branch (registered charity number 203608) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of the said RSPCA Guildford & Epsom Branch for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”
A will or codicil needs to be properly witnessed, and you should obtain legal advice.
Gifts to registered charities are generally exempt from inheritance and capital gains taxes. A gift to our branch would therefore greatly benefit the local animals with minimum burden to your estate.
Thank you for thinking of us and our work to prevent cruelty and promote kindness.