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In the midst of all the suffering in the world, wherever people see a Red Cross, they will find hope, help and practical assistance. By donating in your Will you are leaving a small corner of a better world to someone in desperate need.
Why leave a legacy gift to a charity?

When a charity knows that a legacy donation will become available to them in future years it allows them to make long-term commitments to the communities they work in and respond immediately in crisis situations.

Why leave a legacy gift to the Irish Red Cross?

Leaving a legacy in your Will to the Irish Red Cross will bring emergency relief to people suffering hunger, violence and other international crisis. And it will help people who need rescue and care here in Ireland. You can read more information about leaving a legacy gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross here.

Taking the next steps

Free Online Will-Writing Service

Irish Red Cross are now a charity partner of www.lawonline.ie. This online service allows you to draft your own legal documents including making or amending your Will. The Irish Red Cross want to offer you the opportunity to write or amend your Will free of charge using LawOnline’s Will and codicil online drafting service. Once you have made your Will, if you would like to have it reviewed by one of LawOnline’s solicitors you can avail of this service at a significantly reduced rate. You don’t have to include the Irish Red Cross in your Will to avail of this service, though of course we would be grateful if you did.

Learn more about the free online Will Writing Service
Already have a Will?

If you have already made a Will and would like to leave a legacy gift to the Irish Red Cross but would prefer to visit your solicitor in person, you can ask to make a simple addition called a codicil.

The types of legacy gifts you can leave in your will to the Irish Red Cross charity.

• 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: jewelery, a painting or any item that you wish to donate, that 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 or by using the free online Will Writing Service

Talk to us

Please contact Emma Doyle at edoyle@redcross.ie or on 01 6424645 if you would like to find out more about making a free Will online, a copy of our legacy brochure, a codicil form or if you have any other query regarding leaving a legacy in your Will to the Irish Red Cross.

Irish Red Cross are a member of MyLegacy.ie – an organisation of over 150 charities in Ireland who aim to raise awareness about leaving legacy gifts in Wills to charities.

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Leaving a gift in your will to the Irish Red Cross Charity ensures wherever people see a Red Cross, they will find hope, help and practical assistance.

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