Dogs like Boyce have a happier tomorrow thanks to gifts in Wills

Do something amazing today and give animals a happier tomorrow

Eden Animal Rescue have been caring for animals since 1995 and we never put a healthy animal to sleep. Our small team of staff and volunteers work hard to rescue and re-home cats, dogs, and small animals, but we rely on support from individuals like you to fund our work.

By leaving us a gift in your Will you can create a lasting legacy and help us to continue caring for animals in to the future.

We receive no government funding so need to raise funds to pay for the food, shelter and veterinary treatment for all the animals in our care. Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a huge difference and is very gratefully received.

A home of our own

After 20 years Eden Animal Rescue moved from rented premises near Shap to an amazing purpose built facility at Moorlands Head Farm near Temple Sowerby. This was possible thanks to some wonderful individuals who chose to remember us in their Wills. The security this gives us as a charity means that we can continue to give our animals the best care possible while they wait for their forever homes. The legacies left by our supporters makes a real difference and will give hundreds of cats, dogs, and small animals a happier tomorrow.

Making a gift in your Will

A Will is one of the most important documents you can draw up. It ensures that your wishes are carried out after your death and that your family, friends, and charitable causes close to your heart, are provided for in the way you would like. If you die without making a Will the State decides what happens to your estate, and it may not go where you would like it to.

We'd recommend contacting a solicitor to help you draw up a Will, or to add a codicil to an existing Will if you already have one. You don't need to tell us of your intention to leave a gift, but if you'd like to then it will be kept confidential and we'll be able to say a heartfelt thank you for your support.

There are three types of legacy:
· a pecuniary legacy is a specific amount of money
· a gift in kind is the gift of property or item of jewellery
· a residual legacy is the gift of whole or part of your estate once debts, liabilities and other legacies have been paid.

Legacies are deducted from your estate before inheritance tax is calculated. Leaving a legacy may also reduce your Inheritance Tax rate, if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity.

If you'd like to get in touch to discuss leaving us a gift please contact us on or telephone 01931 716 114. We'd be very happy to show you our rescue center so you can see for yourself how legacies help our work. Although we recommend using a solicitor for your Will we can assist with suggested wording and provide the charity details you will need to leave us a gift.

In memory

It is also possible for you to create an 'In Memory' fundraising page at If you need help setting up your fundraising page or require further information please just contact us

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Photo: legacies help support animals at Eden Animal Rescue CumbriaPhoto: a legacy helped Eden Animal Rescue secure a new homePhoto: legacies help support animals at Eden Animal Rescue CumbriaPhoto: legacies help support animals at Eden Animal Rescue Cumbria