Leaving a Gift in Your Will

We would not be here today and caring for over 500 animals a year were it not for people leaving a gift in their will.

Leaving the charity a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support a cause you hold dear.

It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come.

Your gift will enable us to carry out much needed investment in the site; be it new kennels for our dogs or other site improvements.

Many of our dog kennels are over 50 years old and we would love to improve the design, size and external areas of all our kennels, particularly for our long term residents dogs as this is their home.

If you already have a will it is very easy to add a charitable bequest. Very few words are needed to make what is known as codicil to your will, altering the provisions slightly without changing your whole will.

Many people use this simple document to benefit their favourite charity.

If you do not yet have a will it is worth giving this consideration. Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever draw up. It sets out how you want your property and other assets to be dealt with after your death. A valid will brings peace of mind knowing that you have taken decisive action on something that is very important to you.

How You Can Help

When writing your will there are three main ways you can support us:

  • A percentage of your estate – after you have taken care of those you love then you can give a percentage of what is left to support your cause. For many charities this form of gift is the most valuable.
  • A monetary gift, where you determine in advance an amount that you would like to contribute to OAS.
  • A specific gift enables you to give an item of value, a piece of furniture, investments or land that will benefit OAS.

To find out more about giving in your will, please telephone our honorary legacy officer on 01235 533604 or email legacy@oascharity.org.uk