Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a Legacy gift to Refuge in your will has the power to transform lives.

Gifts in Wills help fund our vital services for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Our free 24/7 National Domestic Abuse Hotline has helped keep thousands of women and children safe during the pandemic. But with 1.6 million women affected by domestic abuse every year in the UK, we need your support to help keep our services running for years to come.

Write your Will for free

We’ve partnered with Farewill, a free online and telephone will-writing service.

There is no obligation for you to include a gift in your Will, but we hope that after making provision for family and friends, you consider leaving a gift to Refuge.

Write your Will online

Write or update your Will online in 15 minutes with professional support from Farewill. Use code ‘refuge-website-2021’ at checkout.

Write your Will over the phone

Create your simple, legally binding Will over the phone with one of Farewill’s specialists. Request a call back today.

Online and telephone Wills are available to all supporters aged 18 or above who live in England and Wales. The telephone service is available to supporters in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

It is essential that you receive professional advice when making your Will either through a solicitor or using our free online and telephone will-writing service.

We understand that when making your Will, your loved ones will take priority, but if you wish to leave a gift to Refuge there are several ways you can do this:

Donating a fixed sum of money to Refuge in your Will.

Example: I give £5,000 to Refuge for its charitable purposes.

Leaving a percentage of your Will to Refuge after you’ve taken care of your loved ones, allows you to make the biggest impact. Unlike a pecuniary gift (fixed amount), your donation won’t lose value over time.

Example: I give 25% my estate to Refuge for its charitable purposes.

Donate particular items to Refuge in your Will such as property, jewellery and shares. It is important to describe the item as accurately as possible to avoid any confusion.

Example: I leave my red Ford Fiesta, license plate G473 SMV, to Refuge for it charitable purposes.

However, you choose to support Refuge with a gift in your Will, you can be assured that your gift will contribute to a future where women and children live in safety without fear of violence.

Download our legacy guide and glossary of terms.

Our address and charity number

To include Refuge in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our charity and address details below to ensure the gift reaches us.

Registered charity number: 277424

Registered address: Refuge, 4th Floor, International House, St. Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN.

Any further questions?

We are aware that leaving a gift in your Will is a very important decision to make and we are more than happy to further discuss any queries you may have.

Please contact fundraising@refuge.org.uk with your queries or to request an information pack by post.