Legacy Giving

Many people choose to leave a legacy to charity as an extension of the support they have given during their lifetime.

Women and Children First (WCF) improves the health and wellbeing of women and children in poor communities, with a particular focus on pregnancy and the first month of life.  We do this principally be setting up women’s groups which help women living in poor, remote rural communities to learn how to look after themselves properly during pregnancy and how to give the best care to their newborn baby.  This approach has proved highly effective in saving maternal and newborn lives and improving the health of mothers and babies.  A gift from a legacy will enable us to set up and support more groups and save more lives. A charity legacy in your will is exempt from inheritance tax and is probably the most tax effective way for you to give to charity. There are three types of charity legacy you can leave:

•    A residuary gift - a share of your estate after expenses and other gifts have been considered
•    A pecuniary gift - a sum of money
•    A specific gift - a specific item such as a painting

We recommend that you always consult a solicitor when making or updating a will. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the exact wording for including a gift to Women and Children First in your will. You should ensure the following details are included in your will:

Women and Children First (UK)
United House
North Road
N7 9DP

Registered charity no: 1085096

If you already have a will the simplest way to update it is to write a codicil. Again we recommend that you speak to your solicitor for advice on how to do this.

If you would like to leave a legacy to Women and Children First please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A detailed guide on leaving money to charity is available from www.rememberacharity.org.uk