Leave a Legacy

By remembering Open Arms in your Will, you can help us to continue building brighter futures for vulnerable children in Malawi.

When you make your Will, your first priority will be to provide for your own family. But if you believe, like us, that every child deserves to have a family and a future, please consider what a difference a gift in your Will, no matter how small, could make in Malawi. 

We are so grateful to people who choose to support us in this way and help give more orphaned and abandoned children in Malawi a second chance in life.

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How to leave a gift to Open Arms

The best way to make your Will is through a solicitor. A qualified solicitor will ensure your wishes are legally and correctly represented, so simply let them know if you would like to leave a gift to Open Arms.

You will need to have the following details to hand:

Charity name: Open Arms Malawi

Registered address: Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5RR

Registered charity number: 1171686 (England and Wales)

An example of wording you could use is:

I leave my / X share (s) of my residuary estate for Open Arms Malawi, Community House, 46-50 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5RR, registered charity number 1171686 (England and Wales), absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.

Legacies are generally exempt from inheritance tax, so a gift in your Will to Open Arms Malawi could be tax free for us and in some circumstances could reduce the amount of inheritance tax your loved ones are liable for.  For more information, please visit the HMRC website.

Leave the gift of a brighter future

“I was lucky enough to grow up in a secure and loving home, but things could have been very different, just as they are for orphaned and abandoned children struggling to face a tough world, alone and unloved. When I left a gift in my Will to Open Arms Malawi I knew that this would enable children to have their deepest wishes granted – to become part of a family they could call their own.”

Contact us

Making and changing your Will is a private matter, but if you are planning to leave a gift to Open Arms and would be willing to let us know, we would greatly appreciate it and welcome the chance to say thank you.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how your legacy could make a difference to children in Malawi, please get in touch with us on 01423 530129 or hello@openarmsmalawi.org.

No gift is too small.

It costs just £30 to provide a month's supply of formula milk for a baby who would otherwise suffer from life threatening malnutrition and preventable illnesses. A small donation can be a life-saving amount for the children we help.

Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family


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