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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.

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

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.

For more information, please email [email protected]

Why leave a gift to Women’s Aid?

We support survivors directly, and 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 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. When you give to us, you are part of a powerful force for change. You’re supporting services throughout England – and every one of our services has the needs of domestic abuse survivors at its heart.

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 a criminal offence after our extensive campaigning.

We work with a variety of organisations and institutions including the police, the government, schools and local domestic abuse services and provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals.

Why our work is so important

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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