VSO volunteer Ans Ohms, midwife in Cambodia, with local colleague and mother
Thomas Roos

How to remember VSO in your Will

Find out how you can remember VSO in your Will, so that your gift can one day transform lives across the world.

Any gift to VSO will make a difference to the lives of those in the poorest communities across the world.

There are two main ways to leave a gift in your Will to VSO:

  • by leaving a residuary legacy, or
  • by leaving a pecuniary legacy.

Leaving a residuary legacy

A residuary legacy is a share or percentage of the residue of your estate, after all other gifts to friends and family have been made. This is the best way to keep your gift at the value you intend it to have.

If you would like to leave this type of gift to VSO, we suggest the following wording:

I give [enter percentage] percent of my residuary estate to VSO, 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6QJ UK (registered Charity No 313757) to be used by VSO for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy.

Leaving a pecuniary legacy

The second way to remember VSO in your Will is by leaving a pecuniary legacy, or cash sum. We suggest the following wording:

I give [amount] to VSO, 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6QJ UK (registered Charity No 313757) to be used by VSO for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Hon Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge of the said legacy.

More information about leaving a gift in your Will to VSO

If you choose to leave a gift in your Will to VSO and help us build a fairer world, we recommend using a solicitor to make or amend your Will. A solicitor can ensure that your Will is legally valid and that your wishes will be carried out. We’ve also put together some frequently asked questions and answers which you might find useful.

If you have already included a gift to VSO in your Will or are planning to do so, we would like to give you our heartfelt thanks – this really is a wonderful gift to communities across the world.

You don’t have to tell us if you’ve chosen to leave a gift to VSO, but if you do, you will have the choice about how we talk to you in the future about our work fighting poverty.

Contact us

If you have any other questions that we haven’t covered, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Heidi or Katie.

Email: legacies@vsoint.org
Phone: 020 8780 7500

VSO volunteer Patricia Doyle with seven-month-old baby Eldana Akieiu and her mother Abaynesh Girma in the new paediatric High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital in Hosanna, Ethiopia

Remembering VSO in your will

At VSO, we want to leave behind a world without poverty - a gift in your Will can help build a better future.

Joanne Awol is congratulated by midwife Gudrun after giving birth to a baby girl.
VSO / Peter Caton

Questions and answers about writing a Will

Some straightforward answers to some of the questions you may have about leaving a gift in your Will.

Two women laugh together
VSO/Jenny Matthews

Gifts in Wills: Our promise to you

If you are considering remembering VSO in your Will, you will expect us to make the best use of your gift to fight poverty. This is why we make our promise to you.