Leave a Gift in Your Will

Legacy giving

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is a legacy in itself. 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. We sadly lost Rosemary in June 2022, but our work continues in her memory and we are proud to continue her legacy for generations to come.

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.

Horse snuggling up to teddy bear

“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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