Leave a gift in your Will and help transform children's lives
I’d encourage you to consider placing a gift in Coram’s safe hands. Every legacy, however small or large, can make a difference, and is money well spent towards vulnerable youngsters finding love, acceptance, value and their rightful place in the world. - Liz Beloe, Coram supporter
Leaving a gift in your Will is a particularly personal way to make a lasting difference to a cause you care about.
After providing for those you love, we would like you to consider remembering Coram, so that we can continue to protect and support the children and young people who need us most.
Your gift, however large or small, means we can be there for vulnerable children as long as they need us. Whether finding loving adoptive parents through our Activity Days, securing homeless young people a safe place to live or fighting for children’s rights – we are committed to ensuring every child gets the best possible start in life. Watch our Adoption Activity Day video below to hear from one of our adopters and learn about how our work changes children's lives.
Why I left a gift in my Will
Supporter Liz Beloe tells us why she passionately believes in helping children and how this led her to leave a gift in her Will to Coram:
"As a retired counsellor, I’m aware of the possible outcomes of insecure and inconsistent attachments in the early years, and the subsequent impact this can have on their self-esteem and self-worth.
Many of the children supported by Coram will have suffered emotional and physical abuse or neglect, or have witnessed violence and trauma in their early years.
And at a time when more and more children need to be taken into care, Coram is committed to changing lives and rescuing childhoods."
Read more here from Coram supporters like Liz who have left a gift in their Will to Coram.
We’re here to help you
My name is Rachael Corns and I have worked for Coram for over 10 years. I have two young children and live with my family in South London. As the Gift in Wills Manager, I really enjoy talking to Coram’s supporters about how important gifts in Wills are, and finding out what motivates them to remember Coram in their Will.
I would be very happy to talk through your plans to include Coram in your Will or answer any questions you might have in complete confidence. I work Mondays to Wednesdays and can be contacted by email at email@example.com, by phone on 020 7520 0306 or by post: Rachael Corns, Coram, 41 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 2AZ
Different ways of giving
- A percentage gift: you can choose to leave a percentage, or the whole of what is left in your estate once you have provided for your loved ones. This is also known as a ‘residuary gift’. A residuary gift is by far the most effective way of remembering us as its value tends to adjust in line with inflation.
- A cash gift: is a donation of a specific sum of money – also known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.
If you have already made a Will
You can make a simple addition or change to include Coram using a codicil form.
If you have not already made a Will
Making a Will is the only way to be sure that your estate is handled in accordance with your wishes, and we would advise seeking the professional services of a solicitor.
Thanks to a partnership with The National Free Wills Network, Coram now offers a free Will-writing service to adoptive parents or supporters who are aged over 55. There are a limited number of Wills that can be written each year so this offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis and covers the cost of a Simple Will only.
You are under no obligation to leave Coram a gift, but if you do, you’ll be helping us to continue our work with the most vulnerable children and young people around the country.
For further information about this scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and contact details. We can send you an information pack including a selection of local solicitors who are taking part in this scheme.
Coram also offers a free online Will service, which you can access through the Guardian Angel website.
Need more information?
For more information about writing or updating your Will, please visit Remember A Charity’s guide on making a Will.
For any other questions, please contact me, Rachael Corns, on 020 7520 0306 or email email@example.com