Animals give you a better life You can leave them with a better world By including a gift to the RSPCA in your Will, your love for animals can live on forever, and help end cruelty for good. Solicitor pageRequest Information The love you feel for your pets is like no other Who else can bring you the same companionship and sense of meaning above and beyond yourself? Who else will sit with you through thick and thin and love you no matter what? Leaving a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will is a beautiful way for your love to live on. The affection and tenderness you feel for animals can help to make the world a better, safer, happier place for them all. What other animal lovers say about leaving a gift in their Will to RSPCA NSW I hate to imagine what could happen to animals who don’t have anyone to care for them. I want them all to be as safe and warm and loved as my beloved dogs are. Leaving a gift in my Will to the RSPCA gives every animal a chance for a loving home. Annella Burrawang Our way of repaying the great love and devotion our pets have given us over the years is by leaving a gift in our Will. We hope our lasting legacy will go towards helping people build respect towards animals. Helen & Graham Cronulla I have chosen to include a Gift in my Will to RSPCA NSW to enable their invaluable efforts to further benefit the animals who bring so much pleasure to so many. Thank you so much to all those people who care. Jan Brighton-Le-Sands Follow the steps below to see how you can leave animals with a better world + EXPAND ALL STEPS STEP1 Consider your loved ones and causes that matter most + This is probably the most powerful gift you can ever make. Think about your family, friends and the charitable causes that have meant so much to you in your lifetime. STEP2 Decide what your gift to RSPCA NSW will be + Residual: the most effectual way to support the animals is by leaving RSPCA the whole, or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones. Percentage: a percentage of your total estate, allowing your gift to maximise as your estate matures. Specific: a fixed sum of money or assets, including property, investments or shares. STEP3 Make or update your Will + We recommend that you seek independent legal advice to ensure your Will is legal, valid and represents your intentions. If you are including a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will, make sure you use the correct wording. STEP4 Notify your loved ones and RSPCA NSW + Let your family know that a gift to RSPCA NSW is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes. Clear communication is critical to ensuring your final wishes are carried out and means there are ‘no surprises’ when the time comes. If you are comfortable, please inform us as well. As it is increasingly common in NSW for Wills to be contested, any intentions voiced during your lifetime help us support your choices, should they ever be questioned after your passing. STEP5 Plan for your pets+ Pets are cherished family members so it’s important to safeguard their future should something happen to you. The Home Ever After program can help Write a Will today to create a better world for animals RSPCA has partnered with Australia’s highest rated online Will writing platform, Safewill. It takes 20 minutes and once completed, you will know you would have joined a community of likeminded people wanting to help change the lives animals in need. You would have given the second chance they deserve – you would have given them a better life and changed their world forever. Gifts left in Wills help us provide for almost two out of every three animals who come through our doors every year. They make a huge difference and give us the confidence to know we can continue to help those in need for many years to come. Click here to change a life today Any questions? Contact our Gifts in Wills team… Call us on (02) 9782 4419 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Crompton, Lisa Gledhill, Maria Natera, Helen Trussler FAQs Should I let RSPCA NSW know if i have made them a beneficiary in my will? Yes, please! If you are comfortable to do so, please let us know. This gives us the chance to say thank you, keep you up to date with news and stories from RSPCA NSW, and involve you and your family in relevant special events throughout the year. Additionally, because it is increasingly common in NSW for Wills to be contested, any intentions voiced during your lifetime help support your choices, should they ever be questioned after your passing. Email us at email@example.com or call us on (02) 9782 4419 today to let us know your intentions. I've already made my will. How can I still make a gift to RSPCA NSW? If you have already made your Will and do not plan on updating it, making an amendment could be as easy as preparing a codicil to include a gift in your Will to RSPCA NSW. However, we do recommend you seek independent professional advice to ensure that any additional wishes are expressed correctly. I'm not wealthy. Is it worth me leaving a gift in my will? You don’t need to be wealthy to leave a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will. Leaving just a small percentage in your Will goes a long way. People often find they can afford to be more generous with a gift in their Will than they are able during their lifetime. How can we help you? 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