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Leave a gift in your will

Teacher Avito Banda, Zambia

Leave a gift in your will

Feed desperately hungry children living in some of the world’s poorest countries and bring hope to future generations.

Your gift delivers more than a meal

By leaving a gift to Mary's Meals, you will feed hungry children living in the world's poorest countries. But your generosity will deliver more than just a meal to little ones. This is Avito's story.

 

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Your gift won’t just feed a child for a day.
It will fuel generations with hope.

How to leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will is a very personal and important decision. To access your free pack with more information about how to leave a gift to Mary’s Meals in your will and to discuss with a dedicated member of staff fill out the form or please call 0800 698 1212. 

If you have already chosen to leave a gift in your will to Mary’s Meals, we would love to be able to thank you and include you in our exclusive supporter communications and event invitations, giving you a unique insight into our life-changing work.

Please get in touch if you wish to let us know that you plan to leave a gift to Mary’s Meals. We will never ask for information regarding the details of your will.

Our will writing partner

We have partnered with Farewill, the largest will writer in the UK, to offer a free will writing service to our supporters. 

You can use this free service whether or not you include Mary's Meals in your will – but please know that a gift of any size will make a huge difference to the hungry children we feed.

Paul and Ann's gift

We were initially attracted to Mary’s Meals because of the simplicity of the charity, where there are few overheads and the money donated is spent on furthering the aims of the charity.

The aim of providing food which helps children access education is a great combination. My wife, Ann, was a teacher and she knows the benefits that education can bring in so many ways.

Having worked as a volunteer and as a regular donor, it seemed appropriate to include Mary’s Meals as benefactors in our wills - a parting gesture of support, if you will.

Just 10 pence will feed a child for that day and enable them to go to school. Whenever you go for a coffee, that amount will feed almost a classroom of children!

This means that whatever you donate does make a significant difference.

Paul, Mary's Meals supporter

Happy child in Malawi

It costs just £19.15 to feed a child for a whole school year!

How do I leave a gift in my will to Mary’s Meals? 

Leaving a gift to Mary’s Meals in your will is simple, and your generosity will help build a brighter future for hungry children around the world. You can use our free will writing service in partnership with Farewill, the largest will writer in the UK. Find out more.  

You can also speak to your solicitor or professional will writer directly about adding Mary’s Meals to your will. You will need these details:  
Mary’s Meals 
Registered at Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, UK, PA33 1AR 
Charity No. SC022140 Company No. SC26594 

What type of gift can I leave in my will to Mary’s Meals? 

When writing your will, you can choose to leave a gift to Mary’s Meals in several ways. 
 

  • A share of your estate  
    You can leave a share of, or the remainder of, your estate to us – even gifting 1% of your estate to Mary’s Meals will have a huge impact. One of the advantages of doing it this way is that the overall percentage you decide to donate will stay the same. So, you don’t need to worry about changing your will if you have less to leave than you expected.  
  • A gift of money in your will  
    You could also choose to leave a specific sum of money to support our work.  
  • A specific gift in your will  
    If you wish, you can choose to leave a specified item. This could be something valuable such as an antique, shares or a property. 


How will Mary’s Meals use my gift? 

A gift in your will to Mary’s Meals can leave a lasting legacy for future generations.    

It costs us just £19.15 to feed a hungry child with Mary’s Meals for a whole school year. So, please be assured that a gift of any size will make a huge difference to the children who rely on our nutritious meals. 

Together, we can ensure these children grow up well-nourished and well-educated to become the adults who will one day lift their communities out of poverty. 

Can I choose which country a gift in my will can go to? 

Yes. However, as we cannot guarantee where we will be most needed in the future, it would be more beneficial to Mary’s Meals if you leave a gift which is not restricted to a specific country.  

You can be assured that the core focus of our work will always be providing school meals to the world’s hungriest children, and your gift will go a long way to supporting this.  

If you would really like to specify a country where you would like your gift to go to, please get in touch with us in advance to discuss further.

Can I leave a gift in my will to sponsor a school? 

Yes. However, the sponsored school would have to be determined by us at the time of receiving the gift as we cannot guarantee the size or availability of a particular school in advance.  

It would be more beneficial to Mary’s Meals if you leave a gift which is not restricted to a specific school so we can ensure it goes to those who need it most.  

If you would really like to specify a school, please get in touch with us in advance to discuss further. 

What wording should I use when leaving a gift in my will to Mary’s Meals? 

Your solicitor or professional will writer can help get the wording right for your gift. 

To make sure we receive the gift you decide on, whatever that may be, we ask that you use our full name, charity number and address: 
Mary’s Meals 
Registered at Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, UK, PA33 1AR 
Charity No. SC022140 Company No. SC26594 

How can I use the free will writing service provided by Mary’s Meals? 

We have partnered with Farewill, the largest will writer in the UK, to offer a free will writing service to our supporters. Find out more.  

You can use this free service whether or not you include Mary's Meals in your will – but please know that a gift of any size will make a huge difference to the hungry children we feed. 

I already have a will – how do I include a gift to Mary’s Meals? 

You can speak to your solicitor or professional will writer directly about adding Mary’s Meals to your will. 

You will need these details:  
Mary’s Meals 
Registered at Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, UK, PA33 1AR 
Charity No. SC022140 Company No. SC26594 

Alternatively, you can make a new will with Farewill, the free will writing service we offer for our supporters.  

If I’ve already left a gift in my will to Mary’s Meals, should I tell you? 

We would love to be able to thank you and include you in our exclusive supporter communications and event invitations, giving you a unique insight into our life-changing work.  

We will never ask for information regarding the details of your will. 

Will my gift be taxed? 

No, your gift is exempt from Inheritance Tax. For more information speak to your solicitor or visit the HM Revenue & Customs website

Can I change my mind? 

Yes. We recognise that leaving a gift in your will is a very personal and important decision, and your arrangements are private. We understand that your personal circumstances may change, and you are under no obligation to include a gift to Mary’s Meals in your will. 

I’m an executor or legal professional looking to make a payment from a will. Who should I contact at Mary’s Meals?  

Please contact us on 0800 698 1212 or info@marysmeals.org to speak to our dedicated member of staff.  

How can I get in touch if I have any other questions?  

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. To speak with a dedicated member of staff, please contact us on 0800 698 1212 or info@marysmeals.org.  

What are the charity details for Mary’s Meals? 

Mary’s Meals 
Registered at Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, UK, PA33 1AR 
Charity No. SC022140 Company No. SC26594