Why are Gifts in Wills so important?
Legacy gifts in wills are vital to our life-saving work. They give us the funds we need to reach the most vulnerable children, wherever they are and whatever they need.
Leaving a gift in your will to Unicef will transform children’s lives.
Why should I leave a gift in my Will to Unicef?
Unicef is the leading organisation for children. We ensure more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation.
In fact, Unicef provides 80% of the world’s life-saving emergency food to help children like Alice.
We have been working for over 70 years to help children. And until every child is protected, we won’t stop.
WE'RE HELPING CHILDREN LEARN
In 2017 alone, Unicef provided school books and other learning materials to 12.5 million children around the world.
How can Gifts in Wills help children?
Millions of people still lack access to safe drinking water around the world. For children this is critical with sanitation-related diseases, such as diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of children under five.
In Burundi, Unicef is working in partnership with the government to help bring safe water to families and schools.
For 10-year-old Nadia, clean water in their village means she can now be on time to school after fetching water for her family. “I am relieved because I [now] find the drinking water nearby and I do not have to walk long distances as before,” she says.
Unicef works in more than 190 countries to help children like Adrien and Nadia receive the support they need to realise their dreams. Through Unicef Gifts in Wills, you can leave a lasting legacy for children.
How do I leave a gift in my will?
You can join the Unicef Generation who are leaving a better world for every child.
It’s easy to leave a gift in your Will. When making or updating your Will, you just need to let your solicitor know your intentions. There is no obligation to let us know and you can change your mind at any time.
At Unicef, we respect that the decision to leave a gift in your Will is special and personal. That’s why we have developed a free Gifts in Wills guide to provide more information to help you consider this decision in your own time.
Our guide includes tips for making or updating your Will, different ways to give in your Will and how your legacy will have a lasting impact for children.
Together, we can leave a lasting legacy
Take a stroll down memory lane with us
Unicef is now over 70 years old. We were created in 1946 to help children affected by World War II in Europe and China.
We have grown with the help of our supporters, to become the world’s leading organisation for children.
Like Unicef, you have grown too.
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