16 Oct 2008

Did you know that you can support The Children’s Society by leaving a gift in your will? For many people, the first time they come to write a will is when they buy their first house, get married or upon the birth of their first child. We begin to think of the future of family and loved ones around us. Once you have taken care of family and friends, why not also remember your favourite charity.

We receive gifts both large and small, from specific amounts of cash, to part of an estate, to items such as jewellery or art, indeed, some are quite intriguing, one supporter left us part of a plantation in Brazil! I’ve offered my services to oversee this on numerous occasions but as yet my manager Lorraine hasn’t agreed!

Making or updating a will ensures your wishes are carried out and it doesn’t take a great deal of time or money. Before getting a solicitor involved, prepare first and minimise costs – our Making a Will Guide can help you get started, simply complete our online form, or call me on 020 7841 7255. All communication is confidential and without obligation.

I’ll leave you with an interesting fact we unearthed following recent research – this found that supporters, who included a gift to The Children's Society in their will, went on to live for an extra year on average than supporters of some of the UK’s best know charities! I can’t of course guarantee this!


Christopher Brodrick
Legacies Department