One in every four support dogs has been trained thanks only to the wonderfully kind donations left to us by individuals in their will. This support has been vital to our charity for over 25 years.

If you would like to make a difference to lives of those affected by some of the most challenging conditions, while also helping us to give dogs a second chance, then please consider leaving a gift to Support Dogs in your will.

By donating in your will you are leaving the legacy of a working support dog partnership that will completely transform a family's life and often that of the dog too, with many of our support dogs starting life in rescue centres or as unwanted pets.

Leaving a legacy does not mean leaving out loved ones. After providing for those who matter most to you, you can make a gift to the charity to fit your own personal circumstances. There is further information below about the different types of gift you can leave to charities in your will below. If you would like to speak with us about leaving a gift to support dogs please contact Danny Anderson on 0114 261 7800 or email [email protected] 

You can also click here to visit the Remember A Charity website to find a solicitor in your local area, who will be able to advise you on leaving gifts to charities when making a will.



Different types of gifts you can make
Including a gift in your Will, or legacy, is very straightforward. First you need to decide what type of gift you would like to leave –a residuary gift or a cash gift and then ensure you have the correct wording for us for each.

Residuary gift
This is when, after you have made specific and monetary gifts, a percentage is left to one or more individuals or charities. As it is a percentage it ensures that your loved ones are taken care of and you won’t have to keep changing your Will as circumstances change. This is a particularly popular way to leave a gift to a charity.

Suggested wording: I give ……. per cent (…….%) of the residue of my real and personal estate to Support Dogs of 21 Jessops Riverside, Sheffield, S9 2RX (registered charity Number: 1088281) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Support Dogs shall be sufficient discharge for my executors.

Cash gift
This is when you state a specific amount of money, for example £5,000. It is also known as a pecuniary gift.

Suggested wording: I give ……. pounds (£…….) to Support Dogs of 21 Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, Sheffield, S9 2RX (registered charity number 1088281) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of Support Dogs shall be sufficient discharge for my executors.

If you would like more information about leaving a legacy to Support Dogs in your will, please contact Danny Anderson at [email protected] or phone 0114 261 7800.