Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will is one of the biggest things you can do to make a difference to the lives of women and children affected by domestic abuse.

For over 40 years we have been working to build a world where violence against women and children is no longer tolerated. By leaving a gift in your will to Women’s Aid you can play a crucial role in creating this world.

These special gifts, entrusted to us by those who share our values and vision for the future, are critical to our work and the lives of women and children across the country.

Why leave a gift to Women’s Aid?

No matter the size, your gift will be used to transform lives, strengthen life-saving services, and protect the rights and safety of survivors in the years ahead.

By listening to their voices we can understand where to use our influence to improve the way they are treated. We stand alongside survivors to fight for services and changes to the law that genuinely understand and respond to the needs of women.

Over the years, we’ve achieved a huge amount: campaigning for better protection for survivors, and raising awareness of the sexism that allows domestic abuse to be minimised, ignored, and misunderstood. But we can only do that thanks to people like you.

Just some of our successes to date:

  • 1976: We helped introduce the first Domestic Violence Bill
  • 1987: We set up the first ever National Domestic Violence Helpline
  • 2013: We secured over £55 million from the government to fund specialist domestic violence refuges from 2014-2020
  • 2015: Coercive and controlling behaviour was made illegal after our extensive campaigning

Women’s Aid is a lifesaving federation of frontline domestic abuse services, supporting women and children at the most challenging times of their lives. The power of us together, as a network of services united to support survivors of domestic abuse, is formidable. Together we help save lives every day.

We also run online services, including Live Chat and the Survivors Forum, which help thousands of women every year to access support. These services are a vital lifeline, and we couldn’t keep them open without your generous support.

We work with a variety of organisations and institutions including the police, the government, schools and local domestic abuse services to provide them with expert training. Our unrivalled expertise equips people with the tools to understand and respond effectively to domestic abuse.

We’ve worked extensively with the Kering Foundation to train their teams to recognise abuse. Here our Head Trainer, Jacqui Kilburn explains why it’s so beneficial:

Why our work is so important

No one should face domestic abuse alone. We’re here so they don’t have to.

Get in touch

If you are interested in leaving a gift to Women’s Aid in your will, please contact us. We can provide you with a pack which includes information on:

  • Different types of legacies
  • A codicil form – this is a supplement modifying or revoking some provision of a will
  • How to leave a legacy
  • Our promise to you
  • Legal wording
  • Frequently asked questions about making a will

Thank you for considering leaving us a gift in your will. Together we can build a future where all can live free from fear of abuse.

For more information, please email [email protected]

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