Gifts in Wills

The GSPCA is a charity that was founded 150 years ago and wouldn’t be able to carry out its animal welfare work without the generosity of our caring and kind supporters.

With rising costs and thousands of animals each year the GSPCA needs your help as we receive no state aid.

You can help us by leaving a gift to the GSPCA in your Will which allows you to continue helping to improve the lives of animals into the future.

After providing for those you care for, please consider leaving a proportion of what remains to us. A gift like this to GSPCA ensures our animals and those in Guernsey will always have someone to keep them safe.

If you have already left a gift in your Will, please contact Steve on [email protected] or call 01481 257261. We can then keep you informed and up to date about developments at the Animal Shelter and our work. We always love to hear that you have left a gift but there is no pressure to say so. We understand that this is a private and personal matter.

Leaving a legacy is not a decision that can be made lightly and we are always happy to discuss this with you or send out additional information.

As a charity, gifts in Wills account for approximately 50% of our total income. We rely on this to continue to give safety and sanctuary to the animals in our care.

We simply couldn’t do it without your help and support.

To download a leaflet with helpful wording for a Will or Codicil and to find out about how we can care for your pet please

Remembering the GSPCA in your Will

Will making & Codicils

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. If your pet has brought huge joy into your life, remembering the GSPCA in your Will is a wonderful way to celebrate your love of our animal friends and help animals in Guernsey less fortunate than your own for many years to come.

As we receive no States funding, we're totally reliant upon the kindness of animal lovers in order to continue our work. Your lasting legacy will ensure that we can continue our work to help the thousands of animals that we care for every year and also plan for the future.

What you need to know

Making your Will is easier than you may think;

Firstly, start by listing everything you could include in a Will including property, money and other assets. Then you must decide who you want to benefit from your Will (including the GSPCA if you wish), and make a list of their names and addresses.

Decide who you wish to be executors of your Will. It is usual to have two executors, in case one isn't able when the time comes. They are usually family members or a professional advisor such as a advocate. If you wish, the GSPCA Manager can act as a co-executor of your Will.

Take all of these details along to the advocate, who will draw up a Will for you. We strongly advise that you do not attempt to 'do it yourself'. A 'home-made' Will can often lead to trouble as it may be ruled invalid by the courts if it fails to meet all legal requirements.

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 the GSPCA, a codicil is a good, inexpensive way to do so. Adding a codicil to your Will enables you to leave a legacy to the GSPCA whilst ensuring that the other provisions remain untouched and you won't have to pay for your Will to be completely rewritten.

Let us look after your pets

If you are an animal owner you may also like to include the following wording in your Will "It is also my wish that GSPCA care for or rehome any animals I own at the time of my death."

To find out more ways you can help raise funds or our forthcoming events please

Fundraising and events

To make a donation please click here

Fundraise in memory with JustGiving

If you would like to become a member or donate monthly please -

Become a member or donate monthly