Just as making a Will is a promise of love and care for your family and friends, leaving a gift to Christian Aid can keep your love alive across the world.
Sandy and Margaret Lindsay
When a married couple from County Antrim visited Christian Aid’s projects in Malawi, they saw a large pool of dirty water, teaming with insects. They were shocked to hear that it was the only source of drinking water for an entire village. Next they were shown the site of a new borehole - the community would soon have clean water. That experience prompted Sandy and Margaret Lindsay to pledge a gift in their Will to Christian Aid.
For almost 30 years, Jean Thompson has helped organise house-to-house collections and coffee mornings to raise funds for our work. She has been an activist too, successfully campaigning for the introduction of UK climate legislation and the cancellation of millions of dollars of debt owed by developing countries. Closer to home in Bangor, County Down, she even persuaded local supermarkets to stock fair trade produce. Now she has pledged a gift in her Will to Christian Aid.
Albert Smallwoods from Derry/Londonderry was born in 1937. His early years were tough:
“My father, Joseph drove a horse and cart, delivering goods from the railway station to shops and offices. His asthma meant that he couldn’t work for many months at a time and often we wouldn’t even have the money to buy coal.”
The hardship of his childhood led Albert to spend much of his life fundraising to end poverty in developing countries. Now he has pledged a gift in his Will to Christian Aid - so that his love can live on.
For support on your next steps, you can contact Sarah Leeman by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at our 'Gifts in Wills' portal.