Leave a gift in your will

Join Refuge in providing this vital work by including a gift in your will, so that all women and girls can live in safety, free from abuse.

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Help us be there for every woman and girl experiencing domestic abuse by leaving a gift in your will today

Do you believe that women and their children have the right to live free from fear and abuse? The right to be in control of their own lives? The right to feel safe?

We do. But today, thousands of women and their children are living in fear of their abuser, unsure if they’ll survive. Unable to see a way out.

That’s why we provide a safe place for women affected by domestic abuse – as well as our National Domestic Abuse Helpline, one-to-one community outreach and support with bringing abusers to justice. And with your help, we can keep being there for women, long into the future.

With a gift in your will to Refuge, you could invest in a world where even more women and their children can get the support they need to find freedom from abuse.

And your gift can help change society for them, too – shifting attitudes, changing laws, and shaping a future in which every woman affected by domestic abuse is believed, understood, and supported.

Make your will a declaration for women’s freedom – leave a gift to Refuge.

Get started on your free will

Sarah is a survivor. And now, reflecting on her experiences, she’s decided to use her voice for other women – and leave a gift to Refuge in her will.

For ten years, Sarah suffered physical and mental abuse from her then-husband. “I felt ashamed and tried to hide the evidence of the nightly beatings,” recalls Sarah, now 76.

“I know that too many women have their own version of my story and that’s why I decided to pledge a gift in my will to Refuge To help end domestic abuse and create a future where women are treated as equals, where misogyny is non-existent. Where no-one lives in fear. I hope my gift can help achieve that.”

Sarah, survivor

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Join survivors like Sarah. Leave a gift to Refuge in your will.

How can I write my Will for free?

We’d strongly recommend that you get the help of a trusted expert to make or amend your will.

That’s why we’ve partnered with the expert will writers at Octopus Legacy (formerly known as Guardian Angel). They can help you prepare your will for free online, over the phone, or in person, with a trusted solicitor.

Write your Will online using code REFUGEFREE or give Octopus Legacy a call on 0800 773 4014 and quote Refuge to write your will over the phone or in person with a solicitor.

Want to let us know you have left a gift to Refuge?

Have any questions or want to let us know about a gift you’re leaving in your will? Contact us on legacies@refuge.org.uk or give us a call on 020 7395 7771