Blogs

  • August 2019

  • Maureen with her dog Rusty

    Teacher’s pets – honouring a lifetime of friendship

    Maureen first came to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with her mother in 1929 when she was 14 years old and looking for a new family pet. A rather sorry-looking stray dog called Jyp caught her eye – it was love at first sight.  The pair became firm friends and Maureen even managed to train […]

  • July 2019

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    How Do I Find Out The Value Of An Estate?

    Before you can apply for probate, you need to value the estate (property, money and possessions) of the person who has passed away. This can take a long time and you might not know where to start. In this blog we go through the process step-by-step, looking at what you can expect along the way […]

  • Leaving a legacy for young musicians

    A guest blog from Diana, supporter of Awards for Young Musicians My late husband Richard was an accomplished pianist and music was a part of his everyday life. We met in London when we were in our early twenties and soon after dated, then married and raised a family. Richard’s musical life As a child, […]

  • Katey’s story – finding home sweet home

    I was determined that my daughter would not grow up with the same sense of insecurity and fear that I had as a child, never knowing how long a house would be a home. Living in limbo You don’t need to be rough sleeping to be homeless. I first experienced homelessness when I was a […]

  • A legacy of hope for dogs like Indiana

    Indiana the Deerhound was only three weeks old when she was brought into one of Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centres after being discovered living as a stray, along with her mother and six siblings: George, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas and Alaska. When they arrived, they were welcomed into the Dogs Trust family and given a health […]

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    Why should I write a Will?

    There are many reasons why people don’t have Wills in place. Some people don’t think they have enough assets to warrant writing one, some reckon they can do it when they’re older, while others simply haven’t got around to it. However, writing a Will isn’t just a ‘nice to have’. It is arguably one of […]

  • June 2019

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    Keith’s story – creating a better future for his grandsons

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting 1 in 8 across the UK. Despite this, Keith never suspected he could have prostate cancer, until urinary symptoms prompted him to go to the doctor 15 years ago. My world was shattered by my prostate cancer diagnosis. When the doctor told us, I remember […]

  • Walter’s gift to help tackle lung disease

    Walter’s story Walter, now retired, says: “I grew up in a family of 10. I lost four of my siblings to lung disease; my brother died of lung cancer and my three sisters all died of lung problems. “My dear wife had bronchiectasis ever since she was a young child. She was in and out […]

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    What is an executor of a Will?

    Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a tough process emotionally, but without an executor in place, it can turn into a logistical nightmare. Executors play a crucial role in dealing with your property and assets when you die. Here we explain what they do and how you can choose one for your […]

  • Ella’s legacy for future stroke survivors

    A guest blog from Jo Aurora, Fundraising Manager at Different Strokes   Ella’s story Ella, pictured left, was a dedicated supporter of Different Strokes. She did a fundraising paraglide in 2012 and made regular donations. Ella had suffered a stroke and knew how important our services were – she wanted to make a difference to […]

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