Leave a Legacy

When you leave a legacy to Amref Health Africa UK, you will help ensure the right to health for communities across the continent. Your gift will help mothers give birth safely, children stay free from disease, and empower young people to know their rights and reach their potential. 

Your will is designed to ensure that your wishes are met when the time comes. After you have taken care of your loved ones, will you make sure communities in Africa have access to the healthcare they need? It's hard to think of a better investment you could make in Africa's future. 
 
 

How to leave a legacy gift in your will  

Making or amending a will raises many important questions. We understand you will want to think about these in your own time and with your family and loved ones in mind. 
 
We are here to help if you need it so you can continue to support lasting health change in Africa after you have gone. We’ve put together some information and advice below, along with a six-step guide which you can download for free.  
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Do I need a solicitor? 

We recommend that you visit a solicitor to help write your will, to make sure that your wishes are clear and easy to understand and carry out later on. If you don’t already have a solicitor, The Law Society or the Institute of Professional Will Writers can help you to find one in your area.  
 
 

Why should I write a will?  

Making a will is important because it ensures that those closest to you are aware of your wishes and what you would like to happen after your death. It also makes things a little bit easier for those you leave behind.  
 
 

Can I write my own will?  

We strongly advise that you use a qualified solicitor. If you do it yourself, it can be easy to overlook something or make a small mistake, which could invalidate your will later on.  
 
 

What if I have already made a will?  

It’s a good idea to review your will on a regular basis and make sure it is up to date. This is especially important if there has been a birth, death, marriage or divorce in your family. You can make additions and changes to your will by adding a Codicil to your existing will. It’s something that your solicitor can help you to do.  
 
 

If I leave a gift to Amref Health Africa UK should I let you know?  

We would like to know who plans to leave a gift in their will to us, so that we have the chance to say thank you and to help us plan for the future, but you are under no obligation to tell us. We treat any information that you do give us completely confidentially and with sensitivity.  
 
 

What happens if I change my mind or my circumstances change? 

You can change your will at any time. Letting us, or any charity, know that you plan to include them in your will, does not commit you to doing so if you change your mind.  
 
 

What about inheritance tax?  

Gifts to any registered charity, including Amref Health Africa UK, will be exempt from inheritance tax and so can help to reduce tax for your family or friends. Your solicitor can advise you on how to make your will as tax efficient as possible.  
 
 
 

We promise 

We know that the time surrounding writing and arranging wills is often difficult and can be hard to discuss. So we promise that we will be honest, helpful and sensitive and that your legacy gift will do something really special.   
 
 
 

Contact Us 

If you’d like to ask any questions or discuss leaving a gift in your will, please get in touch with Rebecca Miller at rebecca.miller@amrefuk.org or on +44 (0)20 3371 0409.