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Will Writing Week is 25th – 29th April this year, and we are delighted to have teamed up with Will Writers Gavin Ball and Simon Hall to offer our supporters the opportunity to make a Will in return for a donation to the rescue centre.

Appointments will be available at our Rescue Centre in Ipplepen, and home and office visit appointments can also be made.

The suggested donation is £100 for a standard single Will or £150 for a pair of mirror Wills, which are ideal for couples.

  • Gavin Ball from Later Life Planning is offering appointments at the Animals in Distress Rescue Centre, Biltor, Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UF. Contact 01404 813676 or 07580 361412 or email to book.
  • Simon Hall from Will Writing & Estate Planning Services Exeter will be offering home visits within all TQ postcodes areas as well as West of Exeter including Exmouth and Seaton. Contact him on 01392 540996 or visit to book.

If you’d like to take part you are advised to book as soon as possible as appointments are limited and expected to fill up fast.  Donations can be paid at the time of the appointment.  More complex Wills and other services may incur a charge, this can be discussed when making your appointment.

We are very grateful to the wonderful Will Writers who are offering their services to support our Will Writing Week this year. We are delighted that this year we have been able to make it even easier for people to make their Wills with appointments available across South Devon, including home and office visits if required – so there really has never been a better time to do it!

The donations received will make a significant difference to the animals in our care and we are very grateful to everyone who takes part.

Simon Hall of Will Writing & Estate Planning Services Exeter said:  “A staggering 54% of adults in the UK do not have a Will and more surprisingly 59% of adults with children have not formalised their wishes in the form of a Will, should the worst happen.  For many it is one of those “tomorrow jobs”, however, I cannot stress enough the importance of having a Will and the Animals in Distress Will Writing Week provides the perfect opportunity.”

Gavin Ball of Gavin Ball Later Life Planning added “Caring and nurturing for unwanted domestic pets in our society is a very important cause close to my heart, and I know Animals in Distress are very passionate in doing this. Therefore, I am very proud to be able to support them during Will Writing week.”