November is My Legacy Month
My Legacy Month is an initiative which runs every November, during which the almost 80 member charities participating, ask the Irish public to ensure they have an up to date Will and where possible, consider leaving a gift to their chosen charity. Making a Will is much easier than people initially assume and gives both peace of mind, as well as ensuring your care for humanitarian aid continues after you pass on.
Why leave a gift in your Will to the Irish Red Cross
When someone leaves a gift in their Will to the Irish Red Cross, they provide a lifeline for so many people and it truly means everything to us and our volunteers, both here in Ireland and all of the countries in which we work. This year, My Legacy highlights how impactful legacy gifts can be. From small seeds grow great forests – every legacy gift contributes a collective benefit to future society. Leaving a legacy gift is a simple, easy action – making your Will could take as little as an hour and can be taken care of in three easy steps.
1. Book an appointment with a solicitor.
2. Look after your loved ones.
3. Consider leaving a gift to a charity of your choice.
To read about some of our amazing Irish Red Cross supporters who have pledged to leave a gift in their Will and stories from families of incredible people who passed away and left a gift to us, please click here: Read our stories here
Fidelma explained, “They [Irish Red Cross] do not have the time to fundraise on each and every occasion that a humanitarian disaster strikes. If my personal legacy helps even slightly to mobilise immediate resource for people in terrible crisis – that is one I am proud of.”
When the Irish Red Cross knows that a legacy Will become available in the future, it allows us to make long-term commitments to the communities we work in and respond immediately in crisis situations. Leaving a legacy in your Will to the Irish Cross could provide emergency relief to people suffering hunger and violence internationally or care and rescue here in Ireland.
If you would like more information on the practical steps to making a Will and leaving a gift to the Irish Red Cross, please contact Donya by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or to have an informal conversation, please call her a call on 01 642 4649
To hear from both amazing Irish Red Cross supporters who have pledged to leave a gift in their Will, as well as stories from the families of some incredible people who passed away and had left a gift to us, please click here: legacy brochure here.