IFAW supporter, Angela Gibson, shares why she is remembering animals with a gift in her Will.
My connection with IFAW
“I first heard about IFAW when reading a newspaper article that actually moved me to tears. It was almost 40 years ago, but I vividly remember it. It was about the Canadian seal hunt and the appalling cruelty and suffering the seals and their pups endured.
“I felt so angry and had a desperate need to do something. I realised that the best way I could help was by supporting those people who were best placed to change things.
“I think we as humans have a moral responsibility to help all living creatures, and IFAW is a charity whose morals, passions and ethos really struck a chord with me.
A gift in my Will
“Helping animals has always been very close to my heart. And leaving a gift in my Will to IFAW is the next natural step. My gift means I know that I’m helping to preserve everything that’s precious for future generations to come.
“You don’t need to be a millionaire to leave a gift in your Will to IFAW. I’m a normal person. But I know that whatever anybody can do to help is worth it and will be totally valued by this amazing charity.
“And it was such an uncomplicated process. I wrote a list of who and what I wanted to benefit, and I took it to a solicitor who prepared it all for me.
“When I wrote my Will the first thing I felt was relief because I’d got it out of the way. Then contentment came in. I had put into place guarantees that my wishes will be carried out, and the most important was to enable IFAW to continue on into the future.”
"What is very good about IFAW is they don’t just lobby the politicians, they don’t just take care of the animals, they also try to help the humans understand – because sometimes it’s just about ignorance and people don’t realise they know what they’re doing is wrong or harmful. IFAW is there, educating, helping.
"IFAW’s at the forefront. It’s not just about the now, it’s about the future. The future for our children and our children’s children. IFAW is trying to preserve what is precious so that it is there for future generations to enjoy.
"It is a global charity for both now and the future and especially for future generations to come. Which I think is vital."
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