Right now, we are supporting thousands of families and children who have nowhere else to turn.

We help children like Phoebe, who are affected by the imprisonment of a parent, cope with feelings including shame, loss and grief.

We support mothers like Janet, who have had a child placed into care, understand the reasons that led to this traumatic event.

A gift in your will helps us be there for more children like Tom, who was struggling with moving to secondary school.

How to leave a gift in your will

Once you have decided to make or change a will, the first step is usually to arrange an appointment with a solicitor. The Law Society will be happy to help you find a solicitor in your local area.

Writing a will need not be complicated or expensive. Typically a solicitor might charge £150 – £300 for making a simple will.

Different types of gift

Your solicitor will go through the different ways you can leave a gift in your will.

A gift in a will is called a bequest. The main types of bequests or gifts you can leave in your will are:

A residuary bequest – this is a gift made up of what is left of your money and property after all other costs and gifts to friends and family have been made. With a residuary bequest, you can take care of loved ones first and leave all or part of what is left over to a charity

A pecuniary bequest – this is a gift of a fixed sum of money, large or small

A specific bequest – this is a gift of a particular item in your will, such as a piece of jewellery, furniture or painting.

We recommend that you use the following wording in your will:

“I leave the sum of (amount in words) or a (percentage) share of my estate to Ormiston Families Unit 17, The Drift Nacton Road, Ipswich IP3 9QR, registered charity number 1015716 for its general charitable purposes absolutely”

We are really grateful that you have taken the time to consider supporting us. Thank you so much on behalf of all the families and children we work with.