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Leaving a legacy

Leicester Animal Aid was founded by Dorothea Farndon in 1956 and has continued to grow and help hundreds of animals due to the vision and generosity of our founding supporters. Since then, many kind individuals have chosen to make a donation in their Will, in memory of a human or animal family member or to ensure that their pet is cared for after they pass away. Information about how you can leave a gift via an online will-writing service or via a solicitor is available below.   

How are donations used?

Legacy donations have been used in a variety of ways at LAA, but often they allow us to make changes to the fabric of our Centre that otherwise, we could not afford. For example, in 2015 Mr John and Mrs Dorothy Warren left a percentage of their estate to LAA. John and Dorothy’s family let us know that the couple were cat lovers, and we were able to match a project with their wishes. As a result, two homely and comfortable new enrichment chill-out rooms were completed in summer 2017. These rooms include bespoke climbing shelves and bridges, cat trees made from actual trees, a cat wheel which the kittens love, enrichment toys, window seats to watch the world go by, and a sofa to cuddle up with our Volunteer Pet Sitters.


Stuart Pemberton, cousin to John and Executor of the estate, told us:

“I’m absolutely delighted with what you’re doing and especially how I’ve been kept up-to-date with how the donation was being used. We’ve been to visit the rooms twice now, and Dorothy and John would have been so pleased. They adored cats and there were always three or four rescue cats in their home. You do a superb job and the family are delighted with how the donation has been used. We hope to visit with more of the family again soon” 

Click below for more information on how you can leave a legacy by supporting Leicester Animal Aid.