“I have been passionate about protecting animals my whole life. I decided to remember HSI in my will so I can be there in the future, continuing to help defend our precious animals. My hope is that the next generation will see a world that is so much kinder toward our animal friends.” – Jennifer, HSI/UK supporter
More and more HSI/UK supporters like Jennifer are choosing to leave gifts in their wills to protect animals all over the world. Thank you so much for thinking of funding our work in this special way.
Leaving a gift in your will is very straightforward, and we’re here to help make it as simple as possible for you. On this page, you will find our free guide to will-making and legacies, information on how to leave a gift to HSI/UK and answers to frequently asked questions.
We hope that you find this information useful. If you would like to talk to someone, please get in touch with our legacy director, Adam West, for a friendly and confidential chat on 020 4548 1495 or email@example.com.
Your free guide
We have produced a free guide to help make it easy to remember animals in your will. It contains:
- Information on how to make a will, and what to do.
- Information on the different types of gift you can leave.
- Recommended clause wording for your legacy gift.
- Information on how your legacy can protect animals long into the future.
Download it here.
How to leave a gift
To leave a gift to HSI/UK, all you need is our official name, address and charity number to give to your solicitor or will-maker:
Name: The Humane Society International (UK)
Address: 5 Underwood Street, London, N1 7LY
Charity Number: 1098925
Before visiting your solicitor or will-maker, it is worth considering the type of gift you would like to make.
This is a gift of a set percentage of your estate after all other gifts have been made and debts cleared. Leaving a percentage of your estate means you’re less likely to need to update your will in the future. The percentage remains unchanged if the value of your estate rises or falls over time. In this case, please ask your solicitor or will-maker to use the following wording:
“I leave x% of the residue of my estate to The Humane Society International (UK), 5 Underwood Street, London, N1 7LY, registered charity number 1098925.”
This is also known as a pecuniary gift, and is a fixed sum of money. In this case, please ask your solicitor or will-maker to use the following wording:
“I leave the sum of £x to The Humane Society International (UK), 5 Underwood Street, London, N1 7LY, registered charity number 1098925.”
It is possible to specify that you would like your gift to only be used on an area of our work you are particularly passionate about; however, it is important to talk to us about this beforehand, so that we are able to advise you and ensure that your intentions for protecting animals are correctly expressed.
From all of us, deep and sincere thanks for your generosity and compassion.