Founded with a generous legacy from Colleen Macleod, AWF aims to improve the welfare of all animals through veterinary science, education and debate. In fact most of our vital income comes from people leaving gifts in their Will.
That's why we are taking part in Remember A Charity Week from Monday 8 until Sunday 14 September 2014 to help raise awareness of legacy giving.
You don't have to be wealthy to help AWF by leaving a gift in your will. Whatever the amount, we are extremely grateful for any gift that's been left to us, helping us to continue our work to improve animal welfare.
It's so simple. Speak to a professional Will provider or visit www.rememberacharity.org.uk for more information and advice.
Watch this film The Living Legends and be inspired to be a legend too. After you've taken care of loved ones in your Will, why not think about including a gift to a charity (duration 5:35).
How animals have benefitted from legacies to the AWF
AWF has used gifts like Colleen Macloed's to support research to develop new diagnostics and treatments for a range of painful conditions suffered by horses, cattle and sheep and cats have benefitted from pioneering work into pain management. Our latest research projects funded through legacy gifts are tackling lameness in sheep and cattle, and grass equine sickness in horses.
Animal welfare teaching
Legacies have also been used to establish Animal Welfare lectureships at three UK veterinary schools and now there is a framework for animal welfare teaching in all the UK veterinary schools which runs through all five years of undergraduate veterinary curriculum.
By leaving a legacy or bequest to AWF you will be helping to improve the health and welfare of many different types of animal across the UK and yet it will cost you nothing in your lifetime.
Take a moment today to think about how you can support the AWF.