Leave a legacy for future families

Through a gift in your will, we can create a better world for disabled children and their families.

Find out how we can support you today. Call our legacy team on 020 7608 8700 or email us.

email legacies@contact.org.uk

Wonderful people like you transform lives after life

We cannot go the extra miles for families with disabled children without the vision and kindness of people like you remembering us in wills. Thank you for being here now.

Writing a will is simple and can give you reassurance that those dearest to you are cared for.

Family comes first – that’s why we exist. We hope that as you take care of your loved ones in your will, you can also remember our charity Contact and our commitment to reach thousands more families through your support.

We’re here to guide you through the simple process of writing a will. Thank you for growing your legacy.

“It was such a relief to find people who understood what I was going through. They pointed me in the right directions and made me feel like there was hope”

Parent carer

Why create change today?

Did you know, in the UK there are over one million children who have special educational needs or disability? Are you shocked that today, one in three of these families live in poverty, and many more urgently need support as soaring living costs, long-term under-funding of public services, and fallout from the pandemic worsen inequalities?

Our vision is for children with additional needs and disabilities, and their families, to thrive in a world that respects and supports them for who they are. We exist to move families from isolation to connection, as families grow in confidence to access the support they need to create community and positive change.

Your legacy is incredibly important and powerful, no matter how big. 99% of your estate could reach your loved ones, and 1% could transform our charity’s future.

Only you can help us expand our services in ways that otherwise aren’t possible. In these increasingly complex and urgent times, you can help us be there for the growing number of families to come.

email legacies@contact.org.uk

“It was amazing to go somewhere and not be judged…It’s changed our life”

Parent carer at a Contact Better Together day

Why support families through Contact?

• Our information, advice and support empowers families to overcome their challenges and instead focus on what matters most – enjoying a life filled with joy, connection, and hope.

• We help families build communities that care for each other. We create nationwide change through our research and campaigning. And we keep families are at the heart of everything we do, so that we build a more loving future.

• Remembering us in your will helps to transform the lives of millions of children and their families. It’s a wonderful way to join us in creating an equitable society.

email legacies@contact.org.uk

Could you give hope and more?

After taking care of your loved ones, you can help families with disabled children thrive for years to come.

“As a former trustee and family who’ve benefited from Contact’s support, I know firsthand how Contact helps transform the lives of families who urgently need support.

Contact is a bold, unique and innovative charity who keep families at the heart of everything they do. That’s why my family gave a legacy to Contact. I know that they’ll keep championing and providing the best support for families with additional needs. In doing that, we can all share in a brighter future. It means the world to families that you can support Contact. Thank you.”

Jamie

How do I leave a gift in my will? 

Writing or changing a will is surprisingly simple. If you want to remember us in your will, all you’ll need to include is:

Suggested wording for leaving a gift in your will

Standard wording for a pecuniary (cash) gift is: 

“I give (insert amount) to Contact a Family, registered charity number 284912 (England and Wales) or SC039169 (Scotland) at address Wenlock Studios G.07, 50-52 Wharf Road, London, N1 7EU to be applied for its general purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive, or appropriate officer, shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge”.

For a residuary gift, the standard wording is: 

“I give (insert percentage) of my residuary estate to Contact a Family, registered charity number 284912 (England and Wales) or SC039169 (Scotland) at address Wenlock Studios G.07, 50-52 Wharf Road, London, N1 7EU to be applied for its general purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive, or appropriate officer, shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge”.

You can also update a will through a Codicil. For more information, please contact us by emailing legacies@contact.org.uk

Kathleen’s giving story 

When a car accident killed her fiancée, Kathleen Barnett was left very seriously disabled. Her stepmother Ivy devoted her entire life to Kathleen’s care. 

When she passed away, Kathleen left a gift of £50,000 to Contact in memory of herself and her stepmother. In the last year alone, their legacy went towards giving 1,000 families and professionals vital financial information that helped keep families afloat. 

For more information on leaving a gift in your will to Contact, please email: legacies@contact.org.uk