Invest in animal health and welfare for generations to come

On 23 February 1990, 8 individuals came together with a common purpose – to further animal health and welfare. With the starting sum of £100, each pledged to relieve suffering in animals through the promotion of veterinary science and together formed the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare.

Over the past 31 years, the Trust has nurtured the ambition of its founding Trustees; working hard to protect animals, advance veterinary research and improve veterinary education. We are proud of our achievements and know that without our supporters none of this could be possible. Together we make a real difference to animals. It is a partnership many people value and it is a promise many help us to fulfil by remembering the Langford Trust in their Will.

A legacy gift will achieve so much

Leaving a gift in your Will is a remarkable way to guarantee your passion for animals lives on and will help protect animal welfare for the future. A legacy gift of any size can make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the work of the Trust. 

The Langford Trust believes a greater understanding of animals and their needs is key to improving their lives. For this reason, we fund equipment and facilities at Bristol Vet School to aid the treatment and care of animals and to offer veterinary students state-of-the-art learning environments. We also fundraise for clinical research that will make a real change to animal health and welfare. By supporting the vet school, we maximise the impact of our work and ensure its credibility; we invest in world leading veterinary specialists and educationalists with a global reach.

Mrs Pat Impson kindly left a proportion of her estate to support the Langford Trust’s work for better standards in animal treatment and welfare. She wanted to improve farm, particularly cattle, veterinary health. Thanks to her generosity the Trust has created the Pat Impson Memorial Fund which has financed a Postgraduate Cattle Scholarship; providing a 3-year residency training programme in bovine health management and in 2021 will assist in funding a 1-year MSc research project into identifying subspecies of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Kenya.

A small legacy recently bequeathed by Mr Michael Robinson is helping to ensure the Langford Trust can continue its fundraising work.  Part of Mr Robinson’s unrestricted gift is being used to raise awareness of our latest appeal for key research into canine heart disease and secure further vital funding.

Leaving a legacy is simple

If you too choose to leave a gift to the Langford Trust in your Will – thank you. Your decision today will provide a better future for generations of animals and humans to come.

To help you write your Will, we have put together a legacy guide containing details on the types of gifts you can leave and the information your solicitor will need. If you already have a Will and would now like to include the Langford Trust, you can ask a solicitor to prepare a short codicil to incorporate your wish.

To request a copy of our legacy guide or to arrange a confidential chat about your legacy wishes, please email sam.probert@bristol.ac.uk or contact the Langford Trust office on 07986 537302.

Whatever you are able to give, will be so very gratefully received.

The Langford Trust 2021 Newsletter

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