Barnardo's Will Scheme

Your Gift in Will to Barnardo’s can help to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

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Transforming lives

Barnardo’s exists solely to support and protect vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people – making sure they always have someone to turn to, no matter who they are or what they have been through. As the largest children’s charity in the UK, Barnardo’s provides some of the most effective and vital child-support services across the country.


Gift in Will donations at work

Gifts in Wills are so valuable to Barnardo’s. Nearly half of all the money donated by people who support Barnardo’s work with vulnerable children comes from Gifts in Wills. It is because of the generosity of legacy gifts that Barnardo’s is able to provide more than 1,000 vital services across the UK.

All gifts, big or small, help Barnardo’s support:

  • Children who’ve experienced the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Young people in care as well as when they leave the care system
  • Children who are caring for a loved one
  • Families experiencing domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking or other vulnerable situations
  • Young people by amplifying their voice to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives
Find out more about Barnardo’s work

Erica’s story

Growing up around domestic violence and drug abuse left Erica* looking for love and comfort. Erica was 15 when Daniel* began to message her online. He told her he was 17 but in reality he was 25. Daniel manipulated Erica to gain her trust – within a few weeks, he’d coerced her into sending explicit images and videos.

Erica’s school got in touch and Barnardo’s project worker Jo began supporting her. Jo helped her learn what a safe and healthy relationship was. But Erica’s need for emotional connection made it hard for her to see Daniel as dangerous. During one session, Erica excitedly shared that Daniel was taking her to stay at a hotel. Luckily, Jo able to take action. By supporting Erica sensitively, Jo helped her see Daniel differently. Erica finally understood she was being groomed and agreed to let the police have her phone and laptop to arrest him. Erica’s still on her journey to recovery and Barnardo’s will support her for as long as she needs.

*Names changed and model used to protect identities

Make your free Will today

QualitySolicitors has been Barnardo’s exclusive Gift in Will provider since 2010. Over our nine-year partnership, we’ve seen more than 3,500 people pledge £16.8 million to Barnardo’s, which is a crucial source of income for Barnardo’s to continue their life-changing work.

If you’re over 55 years of age and you’re considering leaving a legacy gift to Barnardo’s, QualitySolicitors will support you to write a standard single or mirror Will at no cost to you.*

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*Barnardo’s have agreed to pay the reduced cost of £70 +VAT for a single Will and £120 +VAT for a mirror Will. Barnardo’s is a charity registered in England and Scotland, nos. 216250 and SC037605.

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