leaving a gift in your will 
When writing a will, many people choose to leave a gift (financial or otherwise) to the Irish Red Cross. This final act of generosity is a gracious gesture, which enables us, to continue our work in Ireland and abroad. 

Why leave a legacy to the Irish Red Cross

After you have taken care of your family and loved ones, you can leave a truly memorable and inspiring legacy. Large or small, it is a special and personal way to make an impact on  a cause you cherish most for the future. When the Irish Red Cross knows that a legacy will become available to them in future, it allows them to make long-term commitments to the communities they work in and respond immediately in crisis situations. Leaving a legacy in your Will to the Irish Red Cross will bring emergency relief to people suffering hunger, violence and other international crises. Leaving a legacy will also help people who need rescue and care here in Ireland.

You can read more information about leaving a gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross here: link to the legacy brochure

How to leave a Legacy

Having a Will ensures that your estate goes to the people and causes you care most about. If like many of our supporters, you chose to remember the Irish Red Cross in your Will, we are deeply grateful and want to say a heartfelt thank you. and we are always here to answer any questions you may have about including a legacy in your Will  to the Irish Red Cross.

There are three types of legacies that you can leave to the Irish Red Cross

A share of your estate (Residuary Legacy gift); once you've worked out what you're leaving to family and friends, you can donate a share, or all, of what's left.

A specific sum of money (Pecuniary Legacy donation); if you want to leave a lump sum large or small to the Irish Red Cross, you specify this amount in your Will.

A specific item; this may be jewellery, a painting or any item you wish to donate, which you think will be of some value to the Irish Red Cross' work when sold.

Our Promise to You:

1: We understand that your family and loved ones must, and will always. Come first.

2: we will always respect your privacy. We recognise and appreciate that your Will is completely personal to you.

3: You can tell us that you’ve left a gift if you want to, and we’d love to hear from you, if only to thank you – but you don’t need to tell us and we won’t keep asking you to.

4: We will give you and your family as much choice as we can about how and where your gift will be used to make the biggest difference to the most people.

5: You always have the right to change your mind about a gift in your will to the Irish Red Cross.

6: We will use you gift to change the lives of people you care about; who are most in need.

Contact Us

You can read more information about leaving a gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross by downloading our legacy brochure here. 

If you have any other query please email me at fphelan@redcross.ie or phone 01 642 4645. I would be delighted to chat further with you about how you can leave this very special legacy gift.

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