Leaving a gift in your will

For most of us, our will is one way of looking after those we care about, a way of still caring for our loved ones once we have gone.

After you have made provision for your family and friends, a gift to the RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch, however small, would help animals who do not have a family to look out for them. Those who rely on people they do not know – people like you – to care about them.

By making a commitment to your local RSPCA, you are ensuring that we will always be here for animals in need, for years to come.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Branch Manager, Allan Harper, in confidence, on 020 8966 9688 or email allan@rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.

You might also find the answers to our most frequently asked questions useful:

Why should I make a will?

Having an up-to-date will is the only way to make sure that your family and friends, and any charities you care about, are provided for in the way you wish. 

What basic information do I need to include when I’m leaving a gift in my will to the Centre?

The most important bits of information to include are our name, our address and our registered charity number:

RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch, 114 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 1RL

Charity number: 208331

By making your bequest to the Branch you know that animals in your area are going to benefit from your gift as the money  will be spent locally.

Do I need a solicitor

Officially no, but it’s probably best to. ‘Do it yourself’ wills can cause problems if details are left out or wording is not correct.

Are there different ways I can leave a gift?

Yes. There are three main types of gift:

1 – Residuary gift: The whole or a percentage of your estate after providing for loved ones and covering administrative expenses.

2 – Pecuniary gift: A fixed sum of money

3 – Specific gift: A specific item of value, such as an item of property, a piece of jewellery or a painting.

What if my circumstances change?

A good solicitor will make sure your will is worded to take account of any changes in your circumstances – such as a birth, marriage, or a change in your finances.

What if I want to amend an existing will?

Your solicitor can help you to add a form called a codicil to your existing will.