Leave a gift in your Will

Give a life-changing gift in your Will

Writing your Will is an important way of taking care of your loved ones, but did you know you could leave as little as 1% to Make-A-Wish UK and make a huge difference?

A gift in your Will helps us continue to grant life-changing wishes to seriously ill children, like four-year-old George who's been diagnosed with Batten disease, a rare and fatal form of childhood dementia. 

Wish child, George with his grandma in Austria

"I already know George’s wish is having a positive impact on him, because every time I talk to him or someone else about it, or show them the footage, he lights up like he remembers it. It is amazing to me that he has retained those memories. It’s lifted us both and helped me, as a mum to a seriously ill child, to get through another chunk of time, another set of appointments and medication and worry.""

Claire, George's mum

If the time is ever right for you to remember a charity in your Will, please remember us. Family moments are precious. Help us create more memories that will last a lifetime.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Step 1: Choose which type of gift is right for you

  • A percentage of your estate – this is known as a residuary legacy and won’t lose value over time
  • A set cash amount – this is known as a pecuniary legacy and is fixed
  • An item, such as jewellery or property – this is known as a specific legacy

Step 2: Speak to a professional to write or update your will

We’re pleased to offer discounted Will writing services through the Goodwill Partnership.

To use this service:

Visit The Goodwill Partnership website or call them on 0844 669 6148.

A trained counsellor from the Goodwill Partnership will come to your home or location of choice at a time convenient to you, including evenings and weekends, to take your Will instructions. (This can also be done over the telephone).

This home service would usually cost between £250-£450 but is £130 through the Goodwill Partnership.

If you’d like to use an alternative service, we recommend seeking professional advice from a Solicitor.

Step 3: Notify us of your intention to leave us a gift

It's up to you whether you want to let us know but if you would like to notify us of your intention to leave us a gift, please contact fundraising on 0118 304 2775 or email fundraising@makeawish.org.uk

Download our guide to leaving a life-changing gift in your Will

Useful Resources

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If you'd like to read more about the impact wishes have on the seriously ill children and families we support, you can do so here.

How wishes help