‘It’s a great privilege to give away my father’s money’

The story of one person who decided to support what we do by leaving a gift in their will

‘It’s a gift from my father’s will’

We recently received a call from someone who wanted to make a donation. ‘No problem,’ we replied. ‘Thank you for supporting us in this way. May we ask what prompted you to give today?’ ‘It’s a gift from my father’s will,’ was the response.

Geoff read our Bible reading notes faithfully for many years. The notes broadened his Christian faith and supported him in his daily life. The daily readings and our wider work meant so much to Geoff that he left donation instructions in his will. His son said, 'Dad will be delighted to continue to support the work of the BRF.'

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17 (NIV)

We are passionate about making a difference through the Christian faith. For almost a century, we have been able to do amazing things thanks to the generosity of those who have supported us during their lifetime and through gifts in wills.

What we do and how your gift could help

125,000 people read our Bible reading notes and books each year, but this is just one measure of what we're doing. Did you know it is estimated that over 500,000 people attend Messy Church each month? Or that over 20,000 children experienced our Barnabas in Schools RE Days in 2016-17?

Gifts in wills don't need to be huge to help us make a real difference and, for every £1 we receive, we invest a staggering 94p back into charitable activities.

Do you share our vision of seeing lives and communities transformed through the Christian faith? Could you make a lasting difference through a gift in your will to BRF?

Information to help you make an informed decision about your will

We’ve put together lots of information to help you make an informed decision about leaving a gift in your will, from making a will for the first time to amending an existing will and exploring other options, such as a deed of variation and how to donate life insurance benefits.

Image acknowledgements

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