Residuary bequest

You may wish to leave a specific sum of money or personal possessions to a named person or a number of people.

The rest of your assets, once the above wishes are fulfilled, are known as your residual estate. You may wish to leave your whole residual estate or a fraction of your residual estate to charity. For example, you may decide to leave 10% for the general purposes of PetSavers. This type of gift is the most beneficial to funding research because it’s a percentage of your estate, rather than a fixed amount. This means it should retain its value and won’t be affected by inflation.

Pecuniary bequest

You may wish to leave a fixed sum of money to charity. This is known as a pecuniary bequest, otherwise known as a ‘cash gift’.

Specific bequest

You may wish to leave a specific gift to PetSavers that we can use to generate funds. This could include shares, property, or an item of value.

On rare occasions we may be unable to accept a specific gift, so if this is something you are considering doing, please do call or email us to discuss further.


If you already have a will but would like to make a change such as increasing a cash legacy or adding PetSavers as a new beneficiary, you can prepare a codicil. A codicil is a legal document that modifies, revokes, or adds to an existing will, allowing you to make changes without having to rewrite your original will document. A codicil has to be signed and witnessed in the same way as an original will, but doesn’t require the same people to witness. The document can be prepared by a legal professional or you can complete the form provided here.

Please note that PetSavers was formerly known as the Clinical Studies Trust Fund [CSTF]. If you have already named CSTF as a beneficiary in your will you may wish to consider updating our name and details, if and when you make a codicil.

The details you need to include in your will

Our contact details: BSAVA PetSavers, Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AB
Our charity number: 1024811