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Faith Will…let your love live on through a gift in your Will

Have you thought about what your legacy to the world will be? Your Will is a powerful way to help change the world, in communities near and far. 

Leaving a gift in your Will to both your church and to Christian Aid is easier than you might think. And it’s a special way to give thanks for God’s generosity in your lifetime.

Jump to: How to leave a gift in your Will
First 100 Wills are free with Farewill

Farewill is Christian Aid’s trusted Will-writing partner. Though Faith Will, the first 100 Wills made with Farewill are FREE.

How Gifts in Wills can help your local church and our global neighbours

Your gift can keep your church’s mission alive 

Our places of worship are an important part of our lives. They’re also at the heart of our local communities, sharing God's love and serving those in need.  

A gift in your Will could ensure that the mission of your church continues. 

Help communities lift themselves out of poverty 

By including Christian Aid in your Will, you can help create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. 

You will be standing in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, of all faiths and none. Tackling the root causes of poverty. Supporting in crises. And creating change that lasts for generations.

Inspire your congregation with Faith Will 

Help spread the word: Your faith is powerful, so is your Will.

Simple steps to leave your gift

 1. Find a Will-writing service 

You may choose to write or update your Will with our own solicitor, or through one of Christian Aid’s free Will-writing partners. 

Online or by phone: Farewill

Farewill is Christian Aid’s trusted Will-writing partner. It’s simple to write or update your Will, online or over the phone, with Farewill. Plus, the first 100 Wills made through Faith Will are FREE. Sign up online or call 020 8050 2686

With a solicitor: National Free Wills Network

They'll help you find a local solicitor who can write or update your Will for free in person. 

2. Choose the type of gift you’d like to leave 

 There are three main types of gifts that can be left in a Will: 

  • Specific – an object or property 

  • Pecuniary – a fixed amount of money 

  • Residuary – a share of your estate, the value of which is calculated after all other gifts and expenses have been paid 

3.  Appoint your executor 

Your executor will be responsible for carrying out the instructions in your Will. It could be a friend, relative or your solicitor, and you can appoint more than one. 

Got more questions? 

Find the answers to see how simple it really is to leave a gift in your Will.

Next steps to leave a gift in your Will to Christian Aid and your church

Speak to your church leader about leaving a gift to your local church or visit one of the Faith Will partners below for more information.

The difference your legacy can make 

The power of gifts in Wills is felt from your church to Jane’s farm in Zimbabwe.  

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Jane Paeramanzi in her maize field in Zimbabwe Credit: David Brazier/Christian Aid
Zimbabwe Consultation with Communities

Gifts in Wills don’t just enable people to survive.

Legacy gifts support farmers like Jane Paeramanzi to unlock the amazing potential of their communities and change their lives forever. 

In rural Zimbabwe, drought and pests made growing food almost impossible for Jane and her village. But with the support of Christian Aid, Jane trained in new climate-smart farming techniques to grow food and produce livestock.  

Now her community is thriving. With gifts in Wills, your congregation could equip other people to train in new farming techniques just as Jane has. 

Inspire your congregation with Faith Will 

Help spread the word: Your faith is powerful, so is your Will.

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Charity registration numbers

Christian Aid:

England and Wales charity no. 1105851
Scotland charity no. SC039150

Church Of England:

Registered charity no. 1155158

Quakers In Britain:

Registered charity no. 1127633

Church Of Scotland:

Registered charity no. SC011353

our partnering churches: the Church of England, The Church of Scotland, the Quakers and the United Reformed church.