A legacy of love for children
If you believe as we do that a loving childhood is the most valuable thing anyone can be given in life, please consider leaving a gift to Childhood First in your will after you have given to your loved ones. Your gift will be a legacy of love for abused and neglected children.
In this way you will ensure that such children can learn with us to make healthy relationships, and so to grow and learn. You will help to break the cycle of abuse and neglect, so that children as yet unborn will also have normal, happy lives.
Childhood First are committed to healing the children whose need is greatest.
Leaving a legacy to Childhood First will enable us to continue to expand our facilities and services to meet the growing need.
Your legacy will provide severely disturbed children and young people with the best possible chance of fulfilling their potential despite their start in life.
“I am proud to have been associated with Childhood First over many years. They are one of very few organisations with the experience and specialist therapeutic skills to meet the needs of severely traumatised children. Since the foundation of the Peper Harow community forty years ago, this dedicated group of people has pioneered the treatment of such damaged children and young people, with unique success. There remains a substantial unmet need, and I urge you to join me in supporting the expansion of this life-saving work.”
Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE
Patron, Childhood First
Leaving a legacy to Childhood First
If you would like to leave a legacy to Childhood First we recommend you seek legal help in drawing up your will or altering your current will.
Drawing up a will is the only way you can be confident of what will happen to your money and your assets after you die. If you already have a will, you can use a codicil to include a gift to Childhood First. Please contact the Legacy Manager for further information on codicils.
There are three main types of legacy you could leave to Childhood First:
- Residuary legacy: A gift of the residue (or a share of the residue) of the estate. Residue is whatever is left after all debts, funeral expenses, certain other costs and tax and any other legacies have been deducted.
- Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of a pecuniary gift will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.
- Specific legacy: A gift of particular named items – for example, a piece of jewellery, furniture, a painting, buildings, land, house contents, chattels, shares etc.
The nature of our work means that future income is difficult to predict. It would therefore help, if you decide to leave a legacy to support Childhood First, if you could let us know. This information will be treated in strictest confidence and is not legally binding. Please do so by writing to the Legacy Manager.