Legacies & in memoriam donations
Leaving a legacy
You can continue to help us after you have gone by leaving us a legacy.
Legacies have enabled us do great things over the years and represent around 20% of our total income. One in particular allowed us to set-up a special post-graduate funding scheme for refugee professionals to requalify after being forced into exile which evolved into our extremely successful Bursaries Fund. The following thank you letter from one of our successful bursary candidates shows just how life-changing this kind of grant can be:
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the generous grant you have given me to start my research degree at London University. This money will enable me to pay the fees for one year, pay for books, stationery and transport. I feel very enthusiastic now to start my studies and embark on the difficult task of collecting my data and conducting the long-awaited interviews. After seven years of looking for funds, I am finally able to fulfil my dream and feel as someone of value and not a victim any more. I hope that on completion of my work, I will be qualified to work in a field related to alleviating the injustices inflicted upon women worldwide.”
You may have a particular area of our work that you would like to fund and we would be happy to accommodate any particular interests you may have.
How to Leave a Legacy
We recommend that you consult a solicitor, and, if you do not have a solicitor, you might contact the Law Society.
Legacy gifts could be in the form of residuary, pecuniary and specifiic gifts. If you already have a will, you could add a codicil.
If you would like family and friends to make donations towards our work in lieu of flowers at your funeral you can include this wish in your will. This request can also be arranged by the funeral director.
Donating in memory
Helping others can be a lasting tribute
Losing someone close to you is a extremely difficult and painful time. A gift given to a cause that they cared about can be a wonderful and positive way to keep their memory alive, creating a lasting tribute.
A donation In Memory to Prisoners of Conscience will help some of the world’s bravest people during times of crisis, whilst continuing the memory of your loved one forever.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of someone you loved you can do so here (please email us to let us know who the gift is in memory of). Or you can call the office on 020 7407 6644 to make a donation over the phone or send a cheque by post to the address at the bottom of the page.
Thank you to those who have already honoured the memory of your friends and family in this way; we hope it is of some comfort to know that your donation has helped brave men and women all over the world who have suffered for standing up for what they believe in.