Leaving a gift in your will

After providing for your loved ones, leaving a gift to Family for Every Child in your will can enable us to help other children and their families to have a brighter future for generations to come.

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A lasting legacy

We’re always supporting children and families to survive and thrive. But we can only do this with help from people like you, whose support means that we can bring our plans to life.

Leaving a gift in your will will mean that we can be there for more families who need our help. Your legacy would support our alliance of organisations all around the world, working together as one as we take local action for children and families in our communities.

Free will-writing service

Any legacy, no matter how large or small, makes a lasting difference. Every penny of your gift will help to look after vulnerable children around the world.

To make this easy, we’re pleased to offer a free will writing service, with the support of a legal specialist. This is a simple process, taking less than 15 minutes to complete. You can rest assured that the content of your will is completely secure and confidential, due to our world-class security systems.

To find out more, or to join the many Family for Every Child supporters who have chosen to leave a lasting gift in their will, visit farewill.com/family-freewill21. You can also call us on 020 7749 2490 or email legacy@familyforeverychild.org.

Types of gift

Every legacy gift that we receive makes a difference to children and families. Here’s a quick guide to the different types of gift you can leave in your Will. If you’re not sure which is best for you, a solicitor will be happy to help.

A share of your estate: Once you have taken care of your loved ones, you can leave a share of, or the remainder of your estate to us. This is called a residuary gift.

A specific gift in your will: You can choose to leave us a specific item, such as jewellery or even a house when making a will. This is called a specific gift.

A gift of money in your will: You can choose to leave us a specific amount of money in your will. This is called a pecuniary gift.

A gift when a trust ends: You might want to set up a trust in your will so that someone can enjoy the benefit of some money or property during their lifetime. Afterwards, the remaining money or property would then come to us. This is called a reversionary gift.

We encourage you to leave a gift without restrictions so we can be there for children in danger around the world, wherever they are and whatever they need.

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