We have put together some frequently asked questions from solicitors preparing a will for a client. We hope you find them useful.

Preparing a will for a client

What are The Children Society’s registered details and charity number?

The Children’s Society
Edward Rudolf House
Margery Street
London
WC1X 0JL

A charity registered in England (221124)

I am administering an estate that includes a gift to you. Where and how should I send the proceeds?

Please send all cheque payments to:

The Legacy Department
The Children’s Society
Edward Rudolf House
Margery Street
London
WC1X 0JL

We also accept payment via BACS. Please contact Judith Hunter either by emailing legacies@childrenssociety.org.uk or calling 0300 303 7000 for our bank details.

Who should cheques be made payable to?

Cheques should be made payable to The Children’s Society.

I am drafting a will for a client what wording should I use?

We have written some suggested clauses on our frequently asked questions page that may help when drafting a will that includes us as a beneficiary.

What if the legacy is a property or shares?

We are able to help you if you are dealing with a property or shares. Please contact our Legacy Officer, Judith Hunter on 0300 303 7000 or email legacies@childrenssociety.org.uk with the nature of the bequest and she can work with you to ensure the maximum value of the estate is achieved.

Can my client restrict their gift to a specific area of work?

In order to use funds where they are needed most we would prefer it if gifts were not restricted to a specific area of our work. If a client would really like to do so we would suggest that this is written as a wish rather than a condition. This will ensure that we can still use their generous gift even if our services change in the future.

Can my client make donations to you in lieu of flowers at a funeral or can their family give in memory to The Children’s Society?

We can provide collection envelopes for funerals. Simply contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 7000 or email supportercare@childrenssociety.org.uk and we can arrange for these to be sent to the family.

Leaving a donation to a loved one’s favourite cause can be a fitting tribute. Donations can be received via our online in memory form or by getting in touch with our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 7000. Family members can also set up an online tribute fund through our partners at MuchLoved.