A gift in your Will could transform lives
Most of our income comes from the generosity of supporters like you, whether it’s through online donations, regular giving or the more traditional cheque book. Yet, did you know that you also have the power to make the world a better place for people with disabilities by leaving a gift in your Will?
It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help us, but really, nothing could be further from the truth. Every year, more and more people like to leave a gift to charity in their Will. These legendary acts help us to continue our vital work.
After taking care of family and friends, you’ll be amazed at what one final gift can do. Whatever the amount, we’re extremely grateful for any gift that’s left to us. Every penny will help us continue to support disabled and vulnerable communities across the globe.
Why should I consider leaving a gift to charity?
Since our beginnings in Cambodia in 1982, Handicap International has evolved over the years to respond to a wide range of humanitarian challenges in some of the most volatile hotspots in the world. We now run around 330 projects in 59 countries and our teams work tirelessly to leave a lasting legacy for future generations worldwide - something we wouldn’t be able to do without you.
Your legacy could help us continue our long-term commitment to disabled and vulnerable people, wherever they are, ensuring that our teams are always by their side when they need us most. After taking care of loved ones, consider remembering Handicap International UK in your Will so you can continue to transform lives all over the world for generations to come.
How do I go about leaving a gift in my Will?
We appreciate that writing or updating your Will is a very private and personal matter that needs careful thought and consideration. Writing a Will can seem like a daunting task for many people - it is actually easier than you may think and we are on hand to help.
To speak to someone in confidence at Handicap International UK about legacies or In Memoriam donations, please call us on 0870 7743737 or send us an email to supportercare[at]hi-uk.org.
Alternatively, you could get started yourself by browsing though the resources below.
Useful resources for Will writing
Remember A Charity provides some useful tools for people looking to write or update their Will.
- This helpful guide to legacy giving: Your guide to making a Will (pdf, 860k)
- An easy-to-use calculator to help estimate the value of your estate.
- A search facility to find your nearest solicitor and Will writers.
Remember A Charity has also teamed up with The Co-operative Legal Services who can give you free advice. And, as a supporter of Handicap International UK, The Co-operative Legal Services are offering to write you a basic single Will at a discounted cost of £100 including VAT. This represents a saving of £25.
To contact a Co-op Wills specialist, call 0844 252 9965 and quote RACWILLS01. For further information, please visit www.co-operative.coop/legalservices.
Handicap International UK is proud to be a member of Remember a Charity. Join us during Remember a Charity in Your Will week every year in September, to help raise awareness of the importance of charitable legacy giving.