Gifts in wills make up one third of all donations given to us by supporters and give us the power to carry on working tirelessly for all the children who need us

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Leaving a legacy in a will gives us the security we need to plan services for vulnerable children in the future. Even a small share of an estate make a massive difference to children who are neglected, disadvantaged and in danger.

How your money will help

We confront hard truths and speak out on behalf of children – even if it means challenging those in government. But we urgently need to do even more. 

Today, an appalling 4 million children in the UK live in poverty and this figure is expected to rise by 2020. This means that we are going to be needed more than ever in the years to come and a gift in a will can really help us to continue delivering our much needed services to the children who need us.

Your money helped Jenny, who was helped by The Children's Society project in Devon, after trouble at home led her to alcohol and drug abuse that resulted in suicidal feelings. You can read her story on our blog

More information on the impact that gifts in wills have made are available in our Impact Report 2014/15

I have already left a gift in my will

If you have already chosen to leave us a gift in your will, we’d love to hear from you and thank you for your kind support. Please let us know by contacting us via email legacies@childrenssociety.org.uk or telephone on 0300 303 7000.

Find out more

To find out more about how to make a will, please download our step-by-step guide to making a will.

download our step-by-step guide