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Making a will is one of the most important things to consider in life

Making a will is one of the most important things to consider in life.

A will is much more than a document. It’s the best way there is to make sure the people you care about are provided for. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to help support our work with vulnerable children and young people.


Gifts in wills are vital to our organisation, representing over a third of our total voluntary income.

Your gift helps children like Sarah

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An example of how your legacy could assist young people is the support we can provide care for a child like Sarah. She was eight years old when her step-dad started sexually abusing her. When she went to her mum, she didn't believe her, and Sarah ran away from home.

She ended up in a children's home, but because she was bullied, she ran from there too. Sarah ended up on the streets. She took drugs and started soliciting.

The Children's Society helped 14-year-old Sarah to get off the street and found her somewhere to live.

Sarah said: 'I was so relieved to speak to someone who believed what had happened to me. I can't tell you what a difference they made. From that point on my life got better. I'm independent now and for the first time in my life I have something to look forward to.'

Few people who read Sarah's story remain unmoved by it. It is essential for us to make sure that this vital source of funding continues into the future. We hope that you will consider remembering The Children's Society when you make or update your will.

For more information, please contact us by email or call us on 0300 303 7000.

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Advice on making a will

We offer suggestions on creating a will

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Regional legacy events

Join us at some magnificent venues across the country to hear about the work we do to help vulnerable children and young people.