Leave a gift to ShelterBox in your will

Help us build a future where no family is left without shelter

Too many families around the world see their homes crumble after powerful cyclones, earthquakes and severe floods. Others have to flee their homes at a moment’s notice from life-threatening conflict.

Sadly, the number of displaced families is only set to increase in the future.

After you’ve taken care of your family and friends, please consider leaving a gift in your Will to ShelterBox. Help us build a future where no family is left without shelter.

We all have financial commitments, which means we can’t always do as much as we’d like to help other people. But, a gift left in your Will is an opportunity to give more than you might ever have been able to give in your lifetime. Get in touch to find out more.

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The power of your gift

woman in the Philippines standing at her door with her baby

Your support will help people like Nelie, who lives with her husband and nine children – five boys and four girls. Her youngest is two-month-old Roberto Jnr, who she is cradling in this photo.

Before Typhoon Tisoy swept through the Philippines in December 2019, Nelie’s family lived in a house near the beach.

But after the storm, they were forced to leave their destroyed home behind and move to new land.

We provided Nelie’s family with tarpaulin and other essential aid items to help them build their new home and rebuild their lives.

Your gift will help more families like theirs to get back on their feet after disasters and conflicts, long after you’ve gone.

I wanted to help families who have nothing left, whose homes have been flattened to dust and rubble, so I decided to leave a gift in my Will.’

– David

Write your Will for Free with FareWill

How Does it Work?

  • To redeem your free simple Will, click the button below.
  • Create an account with Farewill and complete their simple online questionnaire from the comfort of your home.
  • Your Will is then checked within 5 days by an expert, to make sure your wishes are clear.
  • Once it has been checked by Farewill’s experts, you need to print and sign in front of two witnesses to make it legally binding.

Who can use it?

This free online Wills service is available to people aged 18 or over who live in England and Wales.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet available to those in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland because of key differences in laws around Will writing and inheritance. We’re working hard to make this available to everyone as soon as we can. If you are based in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, please speak to [email protected]

If you have any questions about this, we’re here to help so please do contact Prue on 0300 0300 500 or email us.

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How to leave a gift in your will

The best way to help us respond in an emergency is with a residuary gift – a share of what is left in your estate once you have provided for your loved ones.

Residuary gifts have the advantage over a specific sum of money as inflation will not reduce their value over time. Alternatively, you can choose to leave a pecuniary gift – a fixed amount of money.

We understand that the coronavirus pandemic puts things in perspective, highlighting just how crucial it is to make a Will or update an existing Will.

If you’re thinking about writing or rewriting your will right now, solicitors are now registered key workers, so we suggest that you contact your solicitor if you wish to make a new will or any changes to an existing will.

For clients who are self-isolating or do not wish have a face-to-face meeting, there are other options available.

Many firms offer telephone-based will writing services in which they take instructions and provide advice over the telephone, before providing draft and final wills via email or post.

If you have any questions about this, we’re here to help so please do contact Prue on 0300 0300 500 or email us.

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We know that leaving a gift in your Will is something you’ll want to think about very carefully.

If you’d like to discuss leaving a gift to ShelterBox, please call 0300 0300 500 and ask for Prue or email us.

Other helpful resources

Glossary: decode some of the confusing legal terms here

Remember a Charity: advice about making a will

Citizens Advice: advice on creating a will and why it’s important

HMRC: the basics of inheritance tax

GOV.UK: an overview of creating a will

The Law Society: help with finding a solicitor in your area