Leave a legacy

A gift in your will offers real hope for a future free from disease and injury for dogs, cats and horses.

Disease and injury are the biggest threats to our pets, and here at the Animal Health Trust, we’re constantly striving to find ways to change this. Our research is ground-breaking and, perhaps most importantly, useful – what we learn in our laboratories, we turn into practical solutions to help millions of dogs, cats and horses in the UK and across the world for generations to come. Our research takes commitment and investment, so gifts left in wills to us are vital in delivering long-term solutions to problems affecting millions of pets.

What difference will a gift in my will make?

The far-sighted generosity and kindness of people who choose to help us in this caring way ensures we can commit to long-term research to beat the disease and injuries that blight our much-loved pets. A gift in your will could help create a new DNA test to eradicate a blinding condition in dogs. It could help develop a vaccine to prevent a mare from miscarrying her unborn foal. Your gift could help us find ways to prevent cancer in animals.

When you leave a gift in your will to help our work, we make a promise to deliver lasting solutions for dogs, cats and horses.

Kevin Clements
Kevin Clements, Director of Fundraising and Marketing

1/3 One third of AHT donations come from gifts left in wills

15% Only 15% of people remember a charity in their will

How can I leave a gift in my will to the AHT?

Thank you for considering leaving us a gift in your will. To help you through the simple steps of making or changing a will, we have produced a free legacy guide. It explains how to select a solicitor and how to understand the implications of inheritance tax. It also outlines ways in which you can leave a bequest to your favourite charities.

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If you are adding Animal Health Trust to your will, you will need our registered address and charity number. These are:

Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7UU

Registered charity no:  209642

If you would like to let us know that you plan to leave us a gift in your will, you can do so here

Hollywood legend Ava Gardner chose to leave the AHT a gift in her Will

Ava’s lasting legacy…

The American actress and singer loved animals, especially Corgis, and, inspired by our work, she dedicated a gift to our charity in her will. Through us, Ava’s love of animals lives on. Her gift has helped us improve the lives of countless horses, dogs and cats all over the world. Yours could too, so please contact us if you would like more information.