Leave a legacy
Leaving a gift in your Will is an opportunity for you to continue supporting our work to end cruelty to animals long into the future.
Naturewatch Foundation is a registered charity founded in 1994 by the late John Ruane. Over the years, our small but dynamic team has successfully addressed many terrible situations of animal suffering and helped improve the lives of millions of animals.
We will only be able to achieve our future goals with people like you walking by our side.
Previous gifts have helped fund much-needed medical equipment, one-off items and animal welfare training that we might not otherwise have been able to provide.
We do not receive government or corporation funding and so rely entirely upon the generosity of the general public to continue our work. All income is used to pursue the goals of the organisation. We direct our funds responsibly: we keep our administration costs to a minimum, design our own campaign literature and have no expensive overheads.
Important information that will need to be included in your will:
Name: Naturewatch Foundation
Registered charity number: 1039679
Address: 49 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HX
If your specific needs are not covered by this information or if you wish to leave a specific gift, such as a property, please contact a solicitor for further guidance.
If you already have a Will
You will more than likely want to change your Will on at least one occasion as time goes by. Changes in circumstances will mean reviewing the contents of your Will and this is an ideal time to add a legacy.
Minor changes can be made by drawing up a ‘codicil’, an addition to your existing Will, and this is kept with the original Will. Correct wording is essential so please ask your solicitor to do this for you.
If you have not yet made a Will
Although standard ‘Will Making Documents’ are available allowing you to write your own Will, you are best advised to take professional advice to ensure the document is correctly worded. Employing the time of a solicitor will be money well spent to ensure your Will is a legal document and you will be confident knowing your family will not have to endure a legal battle in the future.
Once you have decided how you would like your estate to be divided, you need to appoint an executor who will be responsible for carrying out the terms of your Will. Being an executor is quite a responsibility so you need to ensure the person you have chosen is happy to do this for you.
On behalf of the animals, we thank you for your continued support of our work and encourage you to consider leaving a legacy to Naturewatch Foundation.