Leave a gift in your will

Gifts in wills help make sure support is there when it’s needed.

Whether you’re looking for information about gifts in wills or are a first-time executor, we’re here to help.

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How to leave a gift in your will
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Why leave a gift in your will?

You could keep a child safe. Make sure they’re healthy and happy. And help them to achieve incredible things.

A gift in your will could help transform a child’s life. Leaving even a small percentage (a residuary legacy) will go a long way. These gifts are inflation proof and exempt from inheritance tax.

For vulnerable children, we’re family. And you can be too. Now, and for generations to come.

Last year, over 20% of the donations we received came from gifts in wills. This helped us change the lives of 765,906 children, young people and their families.

There’s still so much more work to be done.

Action for Children have offered us so much support and always do their best to help. They truly want to help look after families. Every child should be happy and healthy, and that's what they are doing with their work.

Ram, whose family was supported by Action for Children

I don't have an existing will

  1. List what you own. Download our will planner.
  2. Decide who to leave it to.
  3. Choose your executors. That’s somebody who is going to manage your estate and carry out your wishes.
  4. Write your will. As a valued supporter you can have your will written for free. You have the choice to write your will online. Or talk to a specialist by phone. Get your free will now.
  5. Complete our pledge form to let us know.
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Gifts in wills help make sure support is available for generations to come. Write yours for free online with our trusted partner.

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I already have a will

  1. Complete a codicil form. Then attach it to your will and provide a copy to your solicitor.
  2. Complete our pledge form.

How to contact us

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Phone - Call us Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm on 0300 123 2112 - our Supporter Services team are happy to help.

Email - [email protected] - to ensure a quicker response, scan and email documents to us where possible.

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Post - Write to: Legacy Team, Action for Children, 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG.

Pledger form - Use our pledger form to let us know that you have left a gift or are thinking about leaving a gift.

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