Leave a gift in your will

Become a guardian for future generations. Our free legacy information pack shares everything you need to know about leaving a gift in your will to us. From how your gift will help keep children safe to answers to your questions about legacy gifts.

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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.

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How legacy gifts change lives

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By preventing abuse

We work with parents and families when they need our support. We visit primary schools and give children the confidence to speak out and stay safe. We help parents keep their children safe online.

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By protecting children

We’re here 24/7 to keep children safe. Our helpline counsellors give help and advice to parents, professionals and anyone worried about a child. Our Childline volunteers support children when they need it most.

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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."

"My mother took away my childhood. I decided to use my experience to do something positive and leave a gift to the NSPCC. I might not ever see the difference that my gift is making but I know I’m doing something for children and it feels great."

"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."

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.
  • We're a proud member of Remember A Charity which encourages people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their will. Use their search tool to find a local solicitor who'll be able to help you with writing or amending your will.

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.

Get our free legacy information pack for more information on gifts in wills and our work. If you'd like to talk to us on the phone or via email, please get in touch. Call us on 020 7825 2939 or email legacyinfo@nspcc.org.uk.

If you've already left us a gift and have any questions or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you too.

Are you the executor for an estate?

If you’re executor for an estate with a gift left to the NSPCC, we can help. We understand that administering an estate can be a complex task - our Legacy Management team are here to support you. Call us on call 020 3772 9728 or email legacies@nspcc.org.uk.

Guardians for future generations

Request our free legacy information pack and help us be there for every child.

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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.

Make a donation

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.

Become a volunteer

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.

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