Most of Romanian animals live through a non-stop emergency situation. Today, ROLDA UK is concerned with alleviating their suffering and saving lives. But we must think about the years to come, as well.
Looking ahead, your legacy could mean the capability not just to respond to emergencies but also to educate people and to change the culture that allows so many animal atrocities to happen. Your legacy could reduce the emergencies. Permanently.

A gift in your Will to ROLDA ensures time, skills, effort and patience will be spent for many years into the future in order to give the animals a chance to live peacefully in their present time. Make a gift in your Will and join us on this complex but essential mission.

Generous gifts in the will help ROLDA UK

Provide food and medical aid to pets from poor areas

Help for working

Enable us to give our dogs
best homes

Together, we can sterilize
more strays, faster

Help seniors who struggle to look after their pets responsibly

Humanitarian aid for #UkraineAnimals trapped in war

Keep doors open for ROLDA shelters for dogs and cats in need

Emergency support for animals in the UK

Join ROLDA Legacies Society and make a gift that will keep tails wagging!


Create Your Legacy of Kindness for Romanian animals


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Contact name: Karen
Email address:
Phone: 01615 317797


What’s next? Write your will!

Did you already mentioned ROLDA UK in your will? Please complete the Confidential Bequest Form online here.

What is ROLDA Legacies Society?

A group of compassionate individuals dedicated to pass their love, commitment and respect for animals to future generations.

Create Your Legacy of Kindness for Romanian animals

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Remember: a legacy does not have to be a large sum

Any amount can make a significant difference to ROLDA’s work.

Why I’ve left a gift in my will

The inspiring commitment of Helen to a safer future for animals in need.

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Up to 5000 US$ will be released in your name by a group of generous Swiss board advisors to immediately help suffering animals!

Helen was born in Adelaide in October 1938, but her ancestors were from Scotland. Helen was a brilliant and savvy person, years ahead of her time, and an avid animal lover who would dedicate her life to a beautiful cause.

Helen’s goal was to leave as much of her life savings as possible to those who help animals in need. She became very frugal, making her and her husband’s clothes and doing her own DIY.

She was truly dedicated to making the world a better place for suffering animals. Sadly Helen passed away in Jan 2021 and we were honored to be notified of Helen’s intention to leave a generous gift to ROLDA.

Her dedication to animal lives on in our tireless work to rescue abused and abandoned stray dogs in Romania.

ROLDA UK and types of wills

If you would like to remember ROLDA UK in your Will, there are three main types of gift you can make:

Residuary Gift

is the gift of all (or part) of the value of your estate after debts, liabilities and other legacies have been paid and is the most valuable kind of legacy to ROLDA UK.

Pecuniary Gift

is the gift of a particular sum of money.

Specific Gift

is the gift of a specified item that could be for example; property, a painting or a piece of jewellery.

Key Information

Legal Name: ROLDA UK

Reg. number: 1162690

Tax reference (Gift Aid) number: EW65805

Current address:
Suite 9273, PO Box 4336,
Manchester M61 0BW

Contact person

Our representatives are happy and honoured to get in touch with you, please call Karen 01615317797 or email Please consult your attorney before finalizing any legal document.

If you are an executor please read this article.

Tax benefits

Leave a lasting legacy and benefit your estate at the same time

There can be sound financial reasons why it makes sense to leave a legacy to ROLDA UK in your Will.
If you own your own house, this could well mean that the value of your Estate will be above the Inheritance Tax threshold.
You may be able to considerably reduce the amount of tax your estate pays on your death – or even remove it altogether.

As a general rule:
Gifts to registered charities are wholly exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT)
If you leave all of your Estate to charities, no Inheritance Tax (IHT) will be paid from your Estate at all and if you choose to leave part of your Estate to relatives and friends, you can reduce the Inheritance Tax payable by also making a bequest to a registered charity. Our tax reference (Gift Aid) number EW65805

What’s more, a further incentive to charitable giving is stating that if you choose to leave 10% or more of your Estate to charity, your Estate will benefit from a cut in the actual rate of Inheritance Tax payable.
Specifically, anyone leaving 10% or more of their estate to charity will have their inheritance tax rate reduced from 40% to 36% from April 2012.

ROLDA UK and Remember a Charity

For ROLDA, legacies represent a safe future but it can be a difficult subject to raise with supporters because of its sensitive nature.

It made sense to join Remember A Charity because by enabling charities to come together as one voice, it gives us a bigger platform for talking about legacies.


Make a REAL gesture towards a SAFE tomorrow for animals!

Animals give you a better life. You can leave them with a better world

Together, we are helping

A country with millions
homeless animals

One of the poorest region
of Romania

Thousands of stray dogs
in Galati city alone

Thousands feral cats (and their
number grows alarmingly)

Hundreds of horses and donkeys at risk of being abandoned in any moment


What if I change my mind?

Many people put off making a Will in case they change their minds about legacies and bequests in later years.
However, once you have made a Will, the original contents can be changed or added to by means of a Codicil and will not involve re writing your Will. The Codicil has to be signed and witnessed in the same way as the Will itself, although the witnesses do not have to be the same. The Codicil must be kept with, but not affixed to, your Will.

How can I help relations, friends and charities?

If you would like to leave a bequest to charity but need to ensure that relatives or close friends are well provided for during their lifetimes, there is a simple way to achieve both aims. Your solicitor can explain how someone can receive an income or other benefit from your Estate for their lifetime and then, when this is no longer needed, the remainder can be passed to charity.

What about my funeral arrangements?

As many people never quite get round to discussing funeral arrangements with loved ones, making a Will gives you the opportunity to make your wishes known. Make a note of these to be included in your Will. Strangely enough, the cost of a headstone or memorial is not regarded, by Law, as a funeral expense and it will make matters easier for your Executors if your wishes with regard to a headstone or memorial are also included in your Will.

How much will it cost?

The solicitor's charges will usually depend on the complexity of your affairs and the time taken to draw up your Will. Don't be afraid to ask for an estimate in advance. It may help to obtain estimates from various local firms before deciding which one to use. There may even be a reduced cost if you and your partner make matching Wills that leave the same property and possessions.

Who should make one?

Everyone should make a Will because this is the only way you can be sure that your Estate will be distributed in accordance with your wishes. It is particularly important for parents with young families to make a Will to ensure that their children's needs are safeguarded. It is not enough to guarantee that their financial future is secure, thought must also be given to who will bring them up if you and your partner die. Guardians can be appointed in your Will and your solicitor will help with details of Trust Funds.

How much time is involved in making a Will?

Making a Will usually involves two trips to your solicitor, a first visit to give your instructions and a second appointment to check the document which has been prepared and to sign it.

Who will benefit from my Will?

Write down the full names and addresses of all the people you wish to remember in your Will. Think carefully about precisely which special gifts you wish to make and to whom.

How can I save costs?

To keep costs to a minimum the motto is be prepared! Having all the relevant information to hand will save your solicitor time and save you money. Make a list of all your possessions such as property, furniture and jewelries. Add to this list any shares, insurance certificates or bonds you hold and details of where these documents are stored. Finally, include on the list the name, address and account number of any bank or building society with which you have an account.

Can I draw it up myself?

It is perfectly possible to draw up your own Will but even simple Wills must comply with legal formalities and, if you are not familiar with legal terminology, just one mistake could invalidate the whole document. The best advice we can give is that you use a solicitor to draw up the Will. It is worth the expense to have peace of mind knowing that your wishes cannot be misinterpreted.

Why make a will?

If you have no family and have not made a Will, your entire estate could pass to the Crown and be added to the Treasury's coffers. So while you might want your closest friend to have all your possessions, the law will not agree if there is no Will.

Are there benefits to being in the ROLDA’s Legacies Society?

The biggest benefit, of course, is that you’ll be helping animals in need for generations to come. But you’ll also receive newsletters and updates from us, and Legacies Society’s Friends get a 10 percent discount on ROLDA online store, along with free shipping. By sharing your intention to give now a gift in your will to ROLDA, up to 5000 US$ will be immediately released to our charity by a Swiss group of donors, which will enable us to buy nutrition food for starving strays, improve our housing facilities for animals in need, expand our shelters, reach more animals in need of medical emergency aid. Learn more about the Legacy Challenge here

I live outside Australia. Can I mention ROLDA Romania in my will?

Of course, you can. Please use these details when completing your will:
Fundatia ROLDA
Address: 16 Feroviarilor Street, Bl. C2, ap. 18
800563 Galati, Romania
Registration number: 18416340

I already put ROLDA in my will. Do I need to do anything else?

Yes, please complete the Confidential Bequest Form online here so that we can have a written record of your generosity. It’s a non-binding agreement strictly for our records and ensures that you will become a member of the ROLDA’s Legacies Society.

How do I get in touch with ROLDA team?

Fill in our online form and we’ll send your question to the right person to answer it. At the bottom of this page, you will find a list of phone numbers and postal addresses, please use the most suitable one to get in touch with us!
You can reach the ROLDA founder directly at this phone number 004 0748 903612 (WhatsApp).

Our slogan is…

Because every animal deserves to be respected!