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Leave a gift in your will

When a childhood is overshadowed by abuse, neglect or trauma – hope can be especially hard to find.

Leaving a gift in your will could make all the difference.

leave a legacy in your will

You can make a huge impact on the lives of young people in the UK for years to come. By leaving a legacy, you will give the children we work with the dedicated support they need, and a life that they could never have thought possible.

You’ll help guide them to a brighter future, one full of energy and hope. They'll realise their dreams, overcome obstacles and grow into the person they want to be.

What better legacy to give?

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Why leave a gift?

Many of the children we work with face a long and tough road to recovery. They might be dealing with trauma of abuse, be a refugee on their own, or be looking after a sick family member.

No matter what life throws at them, they are strong. But sometimes they need a helping hand. You can keep hope alive and help them find a way to believe in a brighter future.

A gift in your will can provide a child with one-to-one mental health counselling, a safe space to explore their feelings, or much-needed legal advice. No matter how big or small, your money gives them hope and the chance to flourish, now and long into the future.

How to leave a legacy

  • Request your free gifts in wills guide - our information pack explains how a gift in your will helps young people today and into the future. It includes a handy checklist, suggested wording and explanations of key terms to help you get started. Order it from this page.
  • National Free Wills Network – Leaving a legacy to charity can be easier and cheaper than you might think. It can even be free. Just email our Supporter Care team to find out more about leaving a gift in your will. Or phone us on 0300 303 7000.
  • Choosing a solicitor – You will need to find a registered solicitor to help you with your will. You may have a solicitor that you have used before or one that has been recommended to you. If not, the Law Society can help you find a suitable solicitor. Call them on 020 7320 5650.

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It's a simple act of kindness that goes a long way It's a simple act of kindness that goes a long way

– young carer
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