A gift in your will could transform a child’s life.

Imagine that. You could keep a child safe. Make sure they’re healthy and happy. And help them to achieve incredible things.


Make futures bright 

Last year, 25% of the donations we received came from gifts in wills. Helping us change the lives of 368,648 children, young people and their families.

Our forever family of legacy supporters – people like you – are giving young children the best possible start, protecting them from harm, and making sure they have a loving home.

For vulnerable children we’re family. And you can be, too. Now and for years to come.

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Where does your money go?

4.1 million children in the UK live in poverty. It’s completely unacceptable. But a gift in your will could help us reach these children. By providing vital funds to keep our services running and thriving.

Your gift will go where it’s needed most. It’ll give children the best possible start, protect them from harm and make sure they have a loving place to call home.

Last year, gifts in wills helped 8,000 children and young people find a stable and loving home. This is just one example of our crucial services. In total we reached 368,648 children and young people across the country.

Our impact


How to leave a gift in your will

It's easy to leave a gift in your will, as well as to update an existing will. And any size gift can make a difference. You don't have to let us know your plans, and you can change your mind at any time.

A will is vital at all stages of your life. There are also personal benefits to leaving a charitable gift in your will.

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Our address and charity number

If you'd like to include Action for Children in your will, please ask your solicitor, or will-writing service to use our full name, address and charity number to ensure we receive the gift:

Name: Action for Children
Address: 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG
Registered charity numbers: 1097940 (England) and SC038092 (Scotland)

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Free will offers

As a valued Action for Children supporter you can have your will written for free.

You have the choice to write your will online. Or a specialist can phone you.

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"Growing up, I sadly witnessed horrendous domestic abuse which has impacted me my whole life. That’s why I decided to leave a legacy to Action for Children - because I don’t want other children to experience what I did. I want children to be safe and loved."

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Sue kindly let us know her intentions by making a pledge. This is truly valuable as it enables us to plan for the future.

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Contact us

If you would like more information please do not hesitate to get in touch. We're always happy to help.

Call us on: 0300 123 2112

Email us: legacies@actionforchildren.org.uk

Contact by Post:
We currently have reduced access to our post so it may take longer to reply than usual. However, rest assured we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Where possible please contact us via email or phone (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm). Especially if you need an urgent response. Where possible, you may prefer to scan and email documents to us to ensure a quicker response.

Write to us at:
Legacy Team
Action for Children
3 The Boulevard
Ascot Road
WD18 8AG