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Your legacy questions answered

How do I include Plan International UK in my will?

If you’d like to include Plan International UK in your will we suggest you visit a practicing solicitor. To help ensure your gift is used in the way you would wish we have a suggested legal wording for you to show your solicitor and use when writing your will. Please let us know if you would like us to send you a copy.

I've already got a will - how do I change it?

Ask your solicitor to add a codicil (the legal term for an amendment). If you want to make substantial changes it may be better to ask your solicitor to draft a new will. Please get in touch if you’d like us to send you a copy of a sample codicil.

What if I don't have a solicitor?

We’d be happy to send you a list of solicitors near you who specialise in wills. Please contact us if you’d like us to do this.

Are there any tax benefits to leaving a legacy?

Any money left to charity in a will is free from Inheritance Tax. So leaving a gift to Plan International UK will not only help the world’s poorest communities, but can also reduce the tax paid from your estate. This is because any legacies to charities are deducted from the value of your estate before taxation. If you’d like us to send you our guide to leaving a gift in your will, which includes more information on inheritance tax, then please let us know.

Can I leave a legacy to the child I sponsor?

We aren’t able to give a gift to a specific child or family. The strength of our community approach is that our work benefits all the children in a community, not just those who are sponsored. 

However, you can ask for your gift to benefit our work in the country where your sponsored child lives, or a particular kind of project. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss this.

Can I support a specific type of project?

Yes. You can personalise your gift by requesting that it be used to support a certain area of our work: health projects, for example, or education. 

We’ll do everything we can to follow your wishes, but, as life changes in developing countries, the focus of our work will change, so it’s best to allow some flexibility in your instructions.

If there’s a specific area you wish to support, please contact us to talk about how this might happen.

What do I do once I've left a legacy to Plan International UK?

You don’t need to do anything else, but it is very helpful if you get in touch to let us know. Knowing that you are leaving us a gift in your will helps us plan for the future. We’d also like to have the chance to say thank you.

Can I give a gift to Plan International UK in memory of a loved one?

How do I contact you?

Our legacy officer Sophia Stylianou will deal with any queries respectfully and in confidence. You can phone her on 020 3217 0215, email her at or write to her at:

Plan International UK
5-7 Cranwood Street

Alternatively, you can get in touch using this form.

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