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Gift in will


About us

We are an independent, self-funded animal rescue charity based in Derby. We rescue around 1,000 stray, neglected, and abused animals every year and rehabilitate them with love, care, and any medical treatment they need until we rehome them. It costs £10,000 per week to fund our vital work.

You can support the work we do by leaving a gift to "RSPCA Derby & District" in your will. There are lots of options for leaving a gift that won't stop you from taking care of your loved ones as well. You can choose a set amount or percentage, part of your estate, or a specific item.

Leave a legacy for:

RSPCA Derby & District
45 Abbey Street
DE22 3SJ

Registered Charity Number:


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It costs approximately £10,000 per week to operate our centre

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How to leave us a gift in your will

We have partnered with Bequeathed, who offer a free ​online or telephone will writing service and a free 30 minute appointment with an accredited legal firm, who will advise you and send your free Will For Good. ​So you can save money whilst also having the option to support local rescue animals by leaving a gift to "RSPCA Derby & District". Just click the link to be taken directly to their online form: www.bequeathed.org/rspcaderby

Alternatively, if you would like to write your will by speaking to someone on the telephone, please contact our Branch Manager, Penny Lockwood on 01332 344620 and she will arrange the telephone appointment for you.


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Our medical bills cost around £60,000 per year


Your gift could help towards our medical bills

Your gift could help cover a vet bill for an injured or unwell animal like Rose, who had narrowed nasal passages. She needed emergency surgery to help her breathe, which cost £1,000 but was essential for her wellbeing. Routine and specialist treatments for our animals mean our vet bills exceed £60,000 per year!

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Our branch has been established for 150 years

Our Centre

You gift could help us upgrade our centre

We are always thinking of new ways to make the most of the space we have at our Abbey Street centre. We were recently able to build and furnish a small vet room after receiving a gift left in a will. You could help fund a renovation project like this to improve the lives of the many animals in our care.

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Your gift can help us be around for another 150 years

Lisa and Tia


Our supporter, Lisa, has left us a gift in her will. She said "I am passionate about the welfare of animals, especially dogs, as they’ve been part of my family for many years. I particularly wanted to support a local centre so there would be an impact in the area where I live. Derby RSPCA are self funded so I decided to help them continue their amazing work. That's why I have left them a gift in my will."

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Get in touch


Contact us for more information

If you would like more information, or if you would like to write your will over the telephone, please contact our Branch Manager, Penny Lockwood, on 01332 344620 or email penny.lockwood@rspcaderby.org.uk