A Gift in your Will

Your Legacy, a Child’s Future

We believe all children should have the opportunity to move around, play, enjoy the outdoors and develop their skills and abilities. But too many young disabled children are limited by lack of equipment and families are left struggling without the help they need.   

By leaving a gift to Newlife in your Will, you can bring hope, joy and new opportunities for disabled children for years to come. 

Mum with disabled child

Free online Will for our supporters

Your Will can be written on your own terms, in your own time 

Our free online Will writing service is easy and only takes around 15 minutes to complete. Our expert partner, Octopus Legacy, ensures your Will is legally binding to give you peace of mind that your affairs are in order. There is no obligation to leave a gift to Newlife in your Will, but we hope you may consider it once you have taken care of your loved ones. Your gift could make a world of difference, transforming the lives of disabled children and their families. 

If you would prefer to make your Will by telephone or in person, please call the Octopus Legacy l team directly on 0800 773 4014. The Octopus Legacy Wills team will arrange this for you. Remember to quote NEWLIFE-FREE when you call. 

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How your gift helps

By leaving a gift to Newlife in your Will, you’ll be helping more children like Louisa get vital equipment so they can develop their skills and enjoy a brighter future.

We believe that every disabled child should be able to receive the support they need to live a good quality of life and realise their dreams. You can join us making a lasting difference, transforming lives, improving health and opening up new worlds of opportunities by including a gift in your Will.

Thank you for thinking of leaving a legacy gift to Newlife.

Gift in Will

Louisa is a happy 8-year-old who faces a number of difficulties after being born prematurely and suffering a bleed on the brain.  She struggles to maintain position sitting up and this meant she wasn’t able to eat her food safely or use her special wobble switch to communicate or play games.  

Newlife were able to provide Louisa with a Jenx Junior chair. The chair helps Louisa stay in a safe position at mealtimes and the table means she can now use her switch to interact with others and enjoy playing and learning. 

“It’s such a wonderful job that you do and so important as parents just can’t afford specialist equipment and things they really need.  I’m leaving a gift in my will so I can help change disabled children’s lives into the future”

Margaret, Newlife Supporter

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to write a Will?

A Will makes sure your loved ones are taken care of and your wishes are clear. It makes things simpler for those you leave behind at an already difficult time. If you don’t make a Will, the government decides how to share out your estate and the people you care about may not benefit. You also can’t leave money to charity without a Will. 

Should I tell you if I've left a gift in my Will to Newlife?

Your will is a personal document and you’re under no obligation to tell us anything. But if you do feel comfortable sharing your intentions with us, we would really like the opportunity to say thank you! 

Can you tell me about the types of gift I can leave in my Will?

There are three main types of gift which you can leave: 


  • A percentage or all of your estate (the money and property you own once all other payments, gifts or deductions have been made). 
  • A fixed amount of money. 
  • A specific item of value such as possessions, property of shares. 
Does my gift have to be a large sum of money?

We’re grateful for gifts of any size and even 1% of your estate or a small gift can make a really big difference, helping us support future generations of disabled children and their families. 

How to Leave a Legacy Gift

Including a Legacy in a new Will

When it comes to writing or updating your Will, we always recommend seeking expert legal advice. You can find a solicitor in England or Wales by contacting The Law Society on 020 7242 1222 You can also print off oursuggested wordingfor different types of legacy gift to take to your solicitor.  

Amending an existing Will to include a Legacy Gift

If you have already made your Will, the easiest way to include a gift is to use a Codicil Form. Then all you have to do is return it to your solicitor for it to be added to your Will.

Information you need for making your Will

If you’ve already decided you’d like to include a gift to Newlife in your Will, thank you! The most important information you need is: 

  • Our registered charity number: 1170125 
  • Our name: Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children 
  • Our registered address: Newlife centre, Hemlock Way, Cannock WS11 7GF 

If you have any questions about gifts in Wills and Newlife’s work, call us for a confidential chat on 01543 462 777 or email Sarah at ssylvester@newlifecharity.co.uk. 

Find a solicitor near you

You can find a solicitor in your area by contacting The Law Society on 020 7242 1222. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will, please email Sarah Sylvester ssylvester@newlifecharity.co.uk or phone 01543 468888 for a confidential chat.