Leave a Legacy

Without the kindness of people who remember Gables Farm in their wills we would not be able to help as many animals as we do. More than half of the animals we help are cared for thanks to the kindness of people who remember us in this way.

At Gables Farm we believe that there is a special someone out there for every dog and cat. That’s why we do our best to find loving new homes for all the animals in our care, no matter how long it takes, and are proud to say that we never put a healthy animal to sleep.

By remembering Gables Farm in your will you can help us continue to provide this commitment well into the future and ensure that we are always there to find as many dogs and cats as possible the special home we know they deserve.

A gift in your will could make a real difference to dogs and cats in your local area and help provide the necessary resources for our staff and volunteers to carry on their vital work. These special gifts have helped fund everything from improving our animal’s accommodation to providing essential resources such as food and veterinary care.

We are incredibly grateful for every gift we receive, no matter what the size. Even the smallest gifts help us to provide our animals with food, a warm bed, veterinary attention and most importantly of all, find them a loving home.

How to leave a gift in your will

The information on this page is designed to help you, but we do advise anyone who is making or updating a will to get in touch with a legal professional to help you do this.

Will-making

Making a Will, or adding a codicil to your existing Will is the only way to ensure that those you love will be taken care of, including your pets. If you have no immediate family, having an up to date Will allows you to make sure that your money benefits the people or causes that you really care about.

Anyone can leave a gift to Gables Farm and every single gift, no matter how large or small, genuinely makes a huge difference to the lives of the dogs and cats we help.

Gifts in wills suggested wording

If you would like to remember Gables Farm in your will but are not entirely sure of the best way of doing this, you may find the following information useful as it contains explanations of the most common ways of leaving a gift and some suggested wordings that may help your solicitor in drawing up your will.

Residuary gift

The gift of a proportion or the remainder of your estate, after all the other gifts have been allocated and all costs have been paid. This type of gift is often particularly valuable to a charity like Gables Farm as its value will increase in line with the value of your estate.

I give (…… per cent) of the residue of my estate both real and personal to Gables Farm Dogs’ & Cats’ Home , 204 Merafield Road, Plymouth PL7 1UQ , Registered charity number 1127194, for their general purposes and the receipt of the proper officer of the charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.

Pecuniary gift

The gift of a specific sum of money.

I give to Gables Farm Dogs’ & Cats’ Home, 204 Merafield Road, Plymouth PL7 1UQ , Registered charity number 1127194, the sum of ………, for their general purposes and the receipt of the proper officer of the charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.

Specific gift

The gift of a particular item.

I give …………… to Gables Farm Dogs’ & Cats’ Home, 204 Merafield Road, Plymouth PL7 1UQ , Registered charity number 1127194, for their general purposes and the receipt of the proper officer of the charity shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.

Animal Care Card

What about my dogs and cats? We understand that you may be concerned about your dogs and cats too. With our free Animal Care Card service, we can promise to care for your cat(s) and dog(s) in the event of your death and find them a loving new home. If you would like Gables Farm to care for, and rehome your cat(s) or dog(s) in the event of your death, you will need to include the following in your will:

My Executors should contact Gables Farm Dogs’ & Cats’ Home , 204 Merafield Road, Plymouth PL7 1UQ , Registered charity number 1127194, to arrange for the care of any cats and dogs that I may own at the time of my death.

Once you have done this please ensure you contact us by filling in an Animal Care Card Form and return it to us so that we can make a note of your wishes.  

Already made a Will?

Many people make a Will and assume that’s all they need to do. However, circumstances can change over the years and so it is always advisable to take a fresh look at your Will every few years to ensure it meets your current needs.

Changing your Will

If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to Gables Farm, a codicil is a good, inexpensive way to do so. Adding a codicil to your Will enables you to leave a legacy to Gables Farm whilst ensuring that the other provisions remain untouched and you won’t have to pay for your Will to be completely rewritten.

Thank you

If you have already included a gift in your Will to Gables Farm, or intend to in the future, we would love to hear from you. Not only will this information allow us to plan for the future but more importantly it means that we can pass on our heartfelt thanks for your generous pledge as every legacy we receive is extremely important to us.