The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people to recover and move on with their lives. When writing a will, your first priority will of course be to provide for loved ones, but many people choose to also include a gift to a cause they feel passionate about. Leaving just 1% of your estate to the British Red Cross could make an enormous difference to people in crisis.
A gift in your will to the Red Cross is a promise that help will be there for people in crisis, whatever the future may hold.
For more information about leaving a gift in your will to the British Red Cross, please phone the legacy team on 0300 500 0401 or email [email protected]
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross Society incorporated by Royal Charter 1908 is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SC037738) and Isle of Man (0752).
Coming home from a spell in hospital with no-one to support you can be a daunting prospect – especially for 84-year old Renate, who lives alone and has Parkinson’s. But a Red Cross volunteer was on hand to help her settle back into her home in North Devon.
“I can be a bit wobbly and prone to falls”, explains Renate. “There’s nowhere better than being in your own home, but I couldn’t have managed without the wonderful support from my Red Cross volunteer, Sue.”
Volunteers like Sue give people the help they need to get back on their feet after a stay in hospital. “Besides helping with practical tasks, such as shopping, Sue was just delightful company”, Renate said. “I really looked forward to her visits, and it made my recovery so much better knowing someone was there to help me when I needed it.”