leaving a gift in your will 

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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 causes 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 to 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. We suggest that you speak to your solicitor to make sure that your wishes can be carried out in the way you would like. We are always here to answer any questions you may have about including a gift to the Irish Red Cross.

There are four ways that you can leave a legacy to the Irish Red Cross

If you have already made a Will and would like to leave a legacy to the Irish Red Cross you can ask your solicitor to make a simple addition called a codicil.

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 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.

When you have decided what type of gift you would like to leave in your Will, you should seek independent guidance from your own legal advisor

In Memory Gifts

You can give a special gift in memory of a loved one. It’s a meaningful gift that makes our humanitarian mission possible. Donations in lieu of flowers, collections at funerals or services or a once – off donation are all ways that you can honour your loved one.

To find out more about how you can leave an in-memory gift contact Emma Doyle at edoyle@redcross.ie or 01 6424645

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 Emma on edoyle@redcross.ie or phone 01 6424645.