Thank you so much for considering leaving a gift in your will to Stonewall.
We know it's a big decision and we really appreciate you taking the time to consider supporting us in this special way.
With your support, we can create a world to be proud of, together.
We are proud to support Stonewall
Stonewall has had a huge effect on our lives and on the LGBTQ+ community. We feel more valued, more confident, and that we can play a role in society without having to hide in the shadows.
We think we were the first gay men to foster, and it was the best thing we ever did. We became civil partners on the first day it was possible and later married on the first possible day.
We strongly believed in doing that, not only for ourselves but because Stonewall was instrumental in getting both on the statute book.
Despite the progress that’s been made, there’s still so much to do. It may be several generations from now until Stonewall can truly say ‘job done’, especially internationally. Leaving a gift in our wills is our way of supporting the future of all our fellow LGBTQ+ citizens.
They have a huge effect on our lives and on the LGBTQ+ community. We feel more valued, more confident, and that we can play a role in society without having to hide in the shadows."
Howard and Rod, Stonewall supporters.
Thanks to our supporters, we’ve been involved in every major social and legal battle for LGBTQ+ equality in the UK for over 30 years, including:
- An equal age of consent for gay and bi men
- The end of Section 28
- Same-sex couples becoming free to adopt children
- LGBTQ+ people becoming free to serve openly in the Armed Forces
- Protection from discrimination at work
- Civil partnerships and marriage for same-sex couples
- LGBTQ+ couples can be legally recognised as parents
- LGBTQ-inclusive teaching in the national curriculum
Over the last 10 years, Stonewall has received nearly £1.8m through gifts in wills. Gifts have ranged from £500 to tens of thousands, all of which have enabled us to secure rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
We have travelled a path from Section 28, and the total suppression of LGBTQ+ identities in schools, to children learning about our lives, families and relationships as part of the national curriculum in most of the UK.
We’ve gone from a world where our relationships were criminalised to one where we have equal rights to love. And, for those of us who want to, equal rights to marry or have children.
All of this has been possible because of supporters like you, but we know more change is desperately needed. We all have a part to play in creating a world where everyone, everywhere can be themselves, and your help can make all the difference.
How a gift in your will can help
Thanks to gifts in wills, Stonewall can continue to support the LGBTQ+ community by:
- Partnering with thousands of leading employers to ensure workplaces are safe and accepting places for all LGBTQ+ people.
- Working with thousands of teachers and their schools to help them tackle anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and put the wellbeing and support of LGBTQ+ students at the heart of our education system.
- Running campaigns like Rainbow Laces, with almost one million LGBTQ+ people and allies lacing up to make sport everyone’s game.
- Partnering with international organisations who provide vital support to LGBTQ+ people in countries around the globe.
- Commissioning and conduct new research into the lives of LGBTQ+ people, providing evidence to governments that LGBTQ+ people still need more support in areas across healthcare, hate crime and housing.
- Campaigning for vital legislation to protect our communities, including a total ban on the cruel practice of conversion therapy.
- What kind of gift can I leave to Stonewall?
A residuary legacy is a percentage of what remains of your estate once your loved ones have been provided for and any debts or expenses have been deducted.
This is a gift of a specified sum of money of your choosing.
This is a gift of a specific item, such as a piece of jewellery, an antique or a property.
This is a gift you leave to someone for a set period of time, before it passes to another beneficiary. For example, you may wish for a loved one to live in your house for their lifetime, before it is left to charity when they pass away.
- Writing or amending your will
Writing or amending your will is quick and simple.
Stonewall has partnered with specialist services Kwil and Farewill to offer supporters a free will writing service. You can write your will either online or over the phone, in as little as 15 minutes, from the comfort of your own home. If you choose the online option, you can receive live support from a team of experts with the option to pick up the phone at any time.
Kwil offers an online and telephone will writing service to Stonewall supporters in England and Wales at no cost to you or Stonewall. Simply visit Kwil and use the code ‘STONEWALL’ to claim your free will or call 0800 061 4934 to speak with a will writing expert.
Farewill offers online and telephone wills to Stonewall supporters throughout the UK. Your will is paid for by Stonewall at no extra cost to you. Visit Farewill and use the code ‘Stonewall21’ to claim your free will. Alternatively, visit their website to request a callback or call 020 8050 2686 directly to book a telephone will appointment. Please remember to notify the Customer Service team at the start of the call that you are a Stonewall supporter.
While there’s no obligation to leave Stonewall a gift in your will, we hope once your loved ones are taken care of, you’ll consider remembering Stonewall. Thank you.
- Important information
To leave a gift to Stonewall, you will need our name, address and charity number:
Stonewall Equality Ltd
192 St John Street London
UK Registered Charity Number: 1101255
- A donation to Stonewall with Kingsley Napley law firm
Kingsley Napley, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supports individuals and businesses in safeguarding their futures. Kingsley Napley was established in 1937 and is a highly regarded law firm with 11 practice areas. Many people in the UK pass away without making a valid will. This can lead to uncertainty around the financial protection of your loved ones and a disregard for your wishes.
Our private client team works with many clients who have assets in multiple jurisdictions and complex business structures, high-value real estate or other assets. They will break down complex areas of law and provide clients with careful and coordinated planning and advice.
For more information please visit our website and get in touch with a member of our team.
We are delighted to donate £100 to Stonewall for anyone appointing us to write their will and who also leaves a legacy to Stonewall – simply mention this to your solicitor when they prepare your will.
- Life insurance with Legacy Life Cover
If your partner, children or relatives depend on your income to cover their living expenses, you may decide to take out a life insurance policy should anything happen to you. But with so many companies and price comparison sites offering policies, choosing the best one for you can be confusing.
Legacy Life Cover is offering our supporters free financial advice to find you the best life insurance policy available. They search over 50 of the UK’s leading insurance companies and have access to the best prices on the market.
What's more, when you take out a policy through Legacy Life Cover, they will add up to £10,000 to your policy which you can leave as a legagy donation to a nominatedcharity.
This additional gift costs nothing to either you or your chosen charity. Almost like a social enterprise, this it Legacy Life Cover’s way of saying thank you and giving people the opportunity to support a cause close to their heart.
- Request your Gifts in Wills guide
If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about leaving a gift in your will, you can reach us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 7593 1853.
We’d love to know if you have mentioned us in your will, as we’d really appreciate the chance to say thank you and welcome you to Stonewall. All conversations and personal details will be kept strictly confidential.
Thank you so much for considering this special way of giving to Stonewall. With your support we can create a world to be proud of, together.