Leave a Gift in Your Will

Legacy giving

We understand that a lack of time and money are some of the key barriers to creating a Will. To do our bit and help to overcome these barriers, we are delighted to have partnered with Make a Will Online to be able to offer a FREE online Will writing service, helping you to join the many thousands of people who remember a charity in their Will each year. As we receive no central funding, we rely on amazing people like you to support our work offering horses and ponies the lifelong, life-changing care and support they really need. 

The perception of writing a Will is that it is long and complicated. Our step-by-step platform will break down these perceptions and take you through the process with ease, and it won’t cost you a single penny to create your Will.  

Gifts in Wills account for more than 50% of our income each year and we are so grateful to every person who chooses to remember us. Every penny genuinely makes a difference and offering this free Will-writing service is our way of making the process easier and saying thank you for choosing The Mare and Foal Sanctuary to receive a gift, no matter the amount. 

Make a Will Online are an industry-renowned partner and they offer an award-winning, quick and easy online process, giving you the peace of mind you need. The Mare and Foal Sanctuary are delighted to be working with them.

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Make a Will online

We work with Make a Will Online to help supporters turn their intention to make a will into a reality.  You can make a solicitor checked will securely and conveniently in minutes.  And for free! We will learn about the existence of a will and any gifts you leave if you do this.  This is extremely helpful for us too!  You will also benefit from free access to Capacity Vault. The best way to protect the wishes in your will online.

Make a Will face to face

If you are in one of the following groups of people you should speak with a traditional solicitor face to face:

  • If you have a high value estate (details here) or complex requirements;
  • If you would simply rather speak with a solicitor!

You can find a solicitor at the Law Society.

Please make sure your solicitor uses our full details.  Our name: Mare and Foal Sanctuary, our charity number: 1141831 and our registered address: Mare and Foal Sanctuary, Buckland Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4SA.

Your data

When you make a will online we learn about the existence and amount of any pledges. If you want to keep this information completely confidential use this link to make a will online. We won’t learn anything about gifts left this way.  Whichever way you choose to remember us – you are doing something incredible.  Thank you.

How your support could help

From neglected thoroughbreds, unwanted and feral moorland ponies to orphaned foals like Ava (pictured), 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.

As an organisation, we receive no central or government funding whatsoever, so we rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters leaving us a gift in their Will to fund our work. It means these gifts are of huge significance to us, regardless of size. Whatever your reason for supporting us, by deciding to remember us in your Will, you’ll enable us to provide a sanctuary for life to horses and ponies like Ava.

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“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

Our guide to leaving a Gift in your Will to The Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Whether you already have a Will and want to update it, or you haven’t yet written a Will, this handy guide gives you all the information you could need to remember your loved ones, as well as supporting our continued work. From a checklist which helps you to understand what assets you may have to bequeath and who you would like to administer your Will, right through to some handy Frequently Asked Questions and a notes page to take with you to your solicitor or Will Writer, there really is everything you could need. If you don’t have a solicitor or Will Writer, the Law Society will be able to help to locate one near you and they can be contacted on 0207 242 1222.

Request a copy of the guide by filling in the form below.

What information will my solicitor require?

Remembering The Mare and Foal Sanctuary in your Will couldn’t be easier. Your solicitor will need just three pieces of information:

Our name:

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Our address:

Honeysuckle Farm
Buckland Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 4SA

Our registered Charity Number:


If you read the guide and still have questions, we would be only too happy to help in any way. Simply contact our Fundraising Manager, Stewart Molyneux by phone on 01626 247941 or by e-mail on [email protected].

More ways to support us

Donate online

A donation today can help to sustain our ability to offer sanctuary for horses and ponies.
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Fundraise for us

We couldn’t do what we do without the fundraising efforts of our generous supporters. Find out how you can get involved.
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Major gifts, trusts and foundations

If you would like to fund large projects or one-off items please get in touch with our Philanthropy Team.
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