UFAW marks Remember a Charity Week

14 September 2017

Every year, more and more people like to leave a gift to charity in their Will.  Most of our funds come from the generosity of our members and supporters; but it’s a little known fact that gifts in Wills are actually our most vital source of income.  Charitable legacies are the foundation for causes like ours and are vital in continuing our work to improve animal welfare.  Even a small amount can make a big difference.

Last year, gifts in Wills helped us to support welfare projects around the world, from assessing the welfare of cows in cattle shelters in India and a workshop project aimed at improving the welfare of captive elephants in Thailand to providing a substantial grant to scientists at Bristol University for the development of a method which allows us to better assess how an animal feels – perhaps the most fundamental question in animal welfare.

As a member of Remember a Charity, we are taking part in Remember a Charity in your Will Week this week (11-17th September 2017) to help raise awareness of the importance of gifts left in Wills.  Writing a Will is one of the most important things you will ever do and, after you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you too can pass something special on by including a charity you care about.  A gift to UFAW has to potential to go on making a real difference for many years to come.  Please see (link to https://www.ufaw.org.uk/support/leaving-a-gift-in-your-will) to find out more about leaving a gift to UFAW.