Over half a million children suffer abuse or neglect in the UK a year. After you've taken care of the people closest to you, a legacy gift in your will could help us be there for every child.
Get your free legacy information pack today and find out how you can become a guardian for future generations. Your gift, large or small, will make a difference.
How legacy gifts change lives
By transforming lives
We advise government, campaign for reform and put issues on the agenda. Your support means we can push for change and give a voice to children.
Our supporters’ stories
"I love children and have a son, my daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons. They are lucky to be surrounded by love. I can’t bear the thought of helpless children being abused or neglected. This is why I contribute monthly to the NSPCC, and have now bequeathed a lump sum in my will. So you can keep protecting and nurturing kids who need it."
Andrew, NSPCC Supporter
"I chose to leave a gift to the NSPCC in my will because of my experiences as a child. The abuse was such a big part of my life and I can’t think of another charity I’d want to leave a gift to. I never got any help during my childhood but I can do something to help children now. I might not ever see the difference that my gift is making but I know I’m doing something and it feels great."
Rita, NSPCC Supporter
"We used the NSPCC’s will writing service and have included a gift to you in both our wills. We have always supported children’s charities since adopting our own 2 children several years ago. When you hear about the type of abuse going on and the things that some children have to suffer then we just need to step up and do something to help."
Janet and David, NSPCC Supporters
During November, Will Aid allows you to get your will written by a solicitor in exchange for an optional charitable donation. The suggested voluntary donation is £95 for a basic will or £150 for a pair of basic mirror wills.
Be sure to book your appointment now, as the available spaces are filling up fast.
Please note that there’s absolutely no obligation to leave us a gift in your will as part of Will Aid, but we would love it if you did!
Will Aid is a partnership of nine charities, with donations shared between all of the partners, including the NSPCC. It’s a great way to get your affairs in order and help support our work at the same time.
Writing or updating your will
Writing or updating your will may feel like a daunting task. We're here to help. Our set of promises (PDF) demonstrate a lasting commitment to you, your family and loved ones, and the children your gift will help.
- As a member of the National Free Wills Network, we can offer you the opportunity to have a simple will prepared for free by a local solicitor. Call 020 7825 2939 or email us to find out how.
- We're proud to be a Will Aid partner. During November you can have your will written by a local solicitor. Instead of paying their fee you're invited to give a donation to the Will Aid charities, including the NSPCC.
- Co-op Legal Services can write your will over the phone at a discounted rate of £99 plus VAT reduced from £125 plus VAT. Call 020 7825 2939 or email us to receive your discount code.
If you do decide to leave a gift to help children in your will, there are 2 main types of gift you might choose – a share of your estate (residuary gift) or a set sum (pecuniary gift).
Here is the suggested wording you'll need to add to your will. Take this along to an appointment with your solicitor or legal professional.
- Residuary gift (share of your estate):
"I leave.........per cent of the residue of my real and personal estate to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children of Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH, registered charity numbers: 216401 and SC037717."
- Pecuniary gift (set sum):
"I leave the sum of ...........(in words) pounds £....... (in figures) to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children of Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH, registered charity numbers: 216401 and SC037717."
Talk to us about your will
If you're thinking about leaving a gift to the NSPCC, our friendly team are here to help. We always recommend seeing a solicitor if you're thinking of writing or amending your will but we can help with any questions you might have.
We can discuss how you might like your gift to be spent or arrange a visit to a local project so you can see the difference your legacy will make.
We can explain the different types of legacy gifts and their benefits, talk you through our will writing offers and help you find a solicitor.
If you've already left us a gift and have any questions or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you too.
Guardians for future generations
Request our free legacy information pack and help us be there for every child.
Other ways to support us
Donate in memory
You can set up a Tribute Fund or make a donation in memory of a loved one and support our work with children and families across the country.
Volunteer for us
From volunteering at an event to supporting our services, you could join our team of volunteers and make a huge difference to children.
Campaign with us
Campaign with us and give a voice to children when no one is listening. Help us demand that all children are worth fighting for.