Leaving a gift in your will to WaterAid

We're immensely grateful for every gift we receive, whether it is a specific sum, an item, or a small percentage of whatever is left once you have thought about those close to you. A gift in your will is an investment in the future of the world’s poorest people. 

There are several gifts that you might consider leaving to WaterAid:

A share of your estate
Known as a 'residuary legacy', it is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. One of the advantages of this gift is that it won't be affected by inflation as its value will change in line with the value of your estate. This means you're less likely to need to amend it in the future. 

A specific sum
Called a 'pecuniary legacy', a gift of a set amount.

A specific item
It could be something valuable such as an antique, painting, property or shares.

A reversionary gift
This gift allows you to leave your estate to your loved ones while they are living, but after they pass away the share you intended for WaterAid will pass to us. 

Amending an existing will?
Of course, you may already have made a will. You can add WaterAid by completing a codicil and sending it to your solicitor. A codicil is a document on which changes or additions are made to an existing will and must be read in conjunction with it. 

Download a codicil form ( PDF File 334KB)

How to word your will
It's really straightforward to include a gift to WaterAid in your will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address and charity numbers:

WaterAid, 47-49 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JD

Our registered charity numbers are 288701 (England and Wales) and SC039479 (Scotland).

That's it. Your solicitor will do the rest, so it really couldn't be easier.

View examples of legal wording
Download useful legal wording ( PDF 47K) 

While we are unable to provide you with any legal advice we can help put you in touch with solicitors in your area if you wish. Please contact us for more information (link to legacy enquiry form).