Leave a gift in your will
Leaving a gift to Refuge in your will has the power to transform lives.
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated or ignored.
By remembering Refuge in your will you can help to provide life-saving and life-changing services into the future.
Your support can help secure a future in which women and children can live in safety – free from fear.
Charitable legacies are exempt from Inheritance Tax, so by helping Refuge you could also substantially reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate.
How do I make a will?
There are several ways in which you can leave a legacy gift to Refuge. A residuary gift (i.e. a percentage of your estate) will help make the biggest difference to Refuge’s work, because it will keep up with inflation and retain its value better than a fixed sum of money.
I already have a will - can I amend it to include Refuge?
If you would like to add a gift to Refuge to an existing will, you can do so easily by using a codicil. A codicil is a supplement that allows additions or changes to be made to a will.
If you have made more than one will, it is important that your codicil relates to your most recent will.
Please consult a professional when making a codicil. You can find a solicitor in your area through the Law Society at www.lawsociety.org.uk or by calling 020 7242 1222.
What should I do after including Refuge in my will?
We are so grateful for your support. Telling us about your gift will help us plan for our future. It also means we can thank you and keep you updated on our work. Please complete this short Notification Form and return it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have more questions
Our fundraising team are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call us on 020 7395 7713 or email us at email@example.com.
Contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on
0808 2000 247