Legacies and memorial gifts

A gift in your Will helps us provide a sanctuary for life

Our journey began in 1988 when our founder Rosemary Kind began taking in small, injured, weak or unwanted horses and ponies in the South West of England and from these humble beginnings we have grown to become expert in rescuing, rehabilitating and retraining those in greatest need.

From neglected thoroughbreds, unwanted and feral moorland ponies to orphaned foals like Ava, we have cared for them all.  We have loved them back to health and made sure they have a happy future, living at our specialist yards and with loving families through our vital rehoming scheme.

A great deal of our work is funded by people who have left us a gift in their Will, so these gifts are vitally important.  By deciding to remember us in your Will, you’ll enable us to provide a sanctuary for life to horses and ponies like Ava.

“I support the Mare and Foal Sanctuary because I am only too aware of the need for knowledgeable people to care for abandoned and neglected horses and ponies. In addition, the current economic problems in this country have resulted in even responsible owners being unable to continue to care for their equines. This has resulted in a major nationwide crisis that can only be reduced by as many people as possible sending donations, no matter how small. I know nothing about how to care satisfactorily for a horse or pony, all I can do is send whatever financial contributions I can to enable others to provide what is needed. Unfortunately this situation seems certain to continue long after I am dead so by including the Mare and Foal Sanctuary in my Will I plan to provide one last gift for a better future for a few more horses and ponies.” Pat Smith, Legacy pledger

How to take the next step

Please get in touch with our Supporter Services Department for a special Legacy Pack on 01626 882 660 or email giftsinwills@mareandfoal.org, including your name and address. Alternatively, contact the Law Society on 0207 242 1222 to find a solicitor near you or request a pack using the form below.

What information will my solicitor require?

Your solicitor will need several pieces of information, including our name, address and Registered Charity Number, which are as follows:

  • Address: The Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Honeysuckle Farm, Buckland Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4SA
  • Registered Charity Number: 1141831.

Request a legacy pack

Leave a lasting tribute to the horses and ponies who desperately need urgent care.

No matter how big or small, a gift in your Will will transform the lives of horses and ponies who have been abused, mistreated and abandoned, giving them new hope of a better life.

If you would like to know more about how legacies will help us to continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses and ponies in need you can request a free legacy pack by clicking the button below.

Remembering a loved one

Losing a loved one can be unbearably hard, and if you’re in this position we offer you our heartfelt condolences.

We would be honoured to help you pay tribute to their memory and ensure a legacy to remember them by. To this end we’ve created a virtual space for you to celebrate, commemorate and share their life. Whether you’ve collected donations in lieu of floral tributes or want to mark a special day, your contribution will help us to do even more rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming of horses in need.

Set up your own JustGiving page

You can also set up your own JustGiving page to remember your loved one, and share it among family and friends on social media.

If you would like to celebrate your loved one in a different way, by organising an event, bake sale or even by running a marathon, please contact our Fundraising Team at fundraising@mareandfoal.org, who will be able to provide you with the support you need.