Leaving a gift in your Will

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What do you remember about your childhood?

Whatever childhood was like for you, your Will is a chance to reflect on your life and the experiences that shaped you. Since we were founded more than 150 years ago, we’ve worked to keep a promise – a promise to make childhood safer, and to turn no child away. 

Remember childhood in your Will and you help make sure our work carries on today, tomorrow, and long into the future 

​​​​​​Our Gifts in Will guide explains how you can leave a gift to us, and how we will use your legacy to support the children and young people who most need our help.

Need more information about Wills?

  • Get help writing your Will

    We know that writing your Will can seem daunting. Our trusted partners offer free support to write your Will all year round, not just in Free Wills Month. 

  • How to write or update your Will

    Find out how to write or amend your Will, plus guidance on how to include a gift to Barnardo's in your Will. You can also read answers to some frequently asked questions.

  • Help for executors and solicitors

    We’ve provided some guidance if you’re an executor for someone that has left a gift in their Will to Barnardo’s.

Why Iain decided to leave a gift in his will to Barnardo’s

Iain was helped by Barnardo's when he was a teenager. Now in this thirties he used our free Will writing service to leave a legacy that will help other children who may need our support.
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Be more Gladys

When people like Gladys leave us a gift in their Will they help us support young carers, improve children's mental health, provide homes for young people leaving care and build stronger families through our children's centres. Be more Gladys and remember us in your Will.

The number of children, young people, parents, and carers we supported last year. 


How many services and partnerships we deliver across the UK. 


The number of years we've been learning and adapting to support children as the world changes around us.

How we use gifts like yours

  • A 15 year old girl holding a mobile phone looks upset

    We support children and young people who have been exploited

    After children have been sexually exploited we provide support and therapeutic services. We're also raising awareness and calling for better support for those who have this experience. Learn about how we supported Savannah.

  • A mum cuddles two young children

    We help families struggling with the cost of living

    Our children’s centres and family hubs can make all the difference when families are struggling to pay the bills and keep warm and fed. Learn how we helped Aliyah and her family. 

  • An older man and teenage boy in cycle helmets take a selfie

    We offer opportunities for disabled children to participate in fun activities

    Albie has a progressive neurological condition that affects his balance and impairs his vision and hearing. Find out how together with Scott, his Home Support Worker, he enjoys fun weekend activities through one of our services which provides short breaks for disabled children.