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Kathy Childress stands among a group of school children working at their desks in Haiti

An inspiring way to make a difference

Legacies to Christian Aid are an inspirational way to give thanks.

Esther, who died of a rare bone cancer when she was just 14, was inspired to leave a gift to Christian Aid by her desire to make a lasting difference to the lives of others.

After Esther’s death, her mother Kathy went to Haiti to see for herself how gifts like Esther’s are transforming lives.

I saw people who had lost everything in the 2010 earthquake rebuilding their homes. I saw crops being sown and children being fed. And then there was Rocheline.

- Kathy Childress.

Rocheline is a young girl living in one of the poorest districts of Porte-au-Prince. Just like Esther, she had discovered the healing power of art therapy.

In Rocheline I saw the same spirit and hope in the face of adversity that I had known in Esther. In this young Haitian girl I saw, in the most direct and moving way, that Esther’s legacy really does live on.

- Kathy Childress.

A group of children writing notes at school in Ethiopia

How to include a gift in your Will

It's simple to remember Christian Aid in your Will and we’re here to help - with all the information, explanations and answers you need.
Emma Donlon speaks with local woman, Esther, in the Amazon rainforest

Protecting the Amazon with gifts in Wills

See how gifts in Wills are protecting the Amazon – and find out about our touring photo exhibition 'Inherit the Earth' showcasing life-changing projects in Bolivia.

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk to us about supporting our work with a gift in your Will, contact Sarah by emailing sleeman@christian-aid.org or call 028 9064 8133.