Making a will? Leave a legacy to Concern

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Making a will? Leave a legacy to Concern

We all wish that the world could be a better place for our children and our children’s children. But we have so little control over what’s going to happen as the world becomes a more unstable place to live. So, what can we do?

One thing that is within our control is to leave a legacy to a charity like Concern when you're making a will.

Nuru, Fatima and their children Abdullah and Said are beneficiaries of Concern's work in Wollo, Ethiopia. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures.

Make a real difference

Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley has spoken about how important these donations are to our work:

Concern is capable of making a real difference, but eliminating poverty doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why legacies are so important to us. They provide the confidence we need to move forward, in order to make this a better world.

All of us want to imagine a brighter future – not just for our children, but for people the world over. Human nature is about building towards something better, delivering new opportunities and, ultimately, changing the world we live in.

What will your money do?

  • €100 could support a vulnerable family through emergencies by providing essential food aid
  • €5,000 could build an irrigation system for a whole village in Ethiopia helping the community to grow more and better crops
  • €50,000 could build two schools in Niger with three classrooms in each for local children

Why donate through your will?

Knowing that your donation will become available to us in future years allows us to keep our long-term commitments to communities affected by poverty. It also helps us respond immediately in crisis situations.

Also, inheritance tax is normally applied to any gifts that you leave to your family or friends in your will. This tax does not apply to charity bequests, so 100% of the funds you choose to leave will go towards our work in the world's poorest countries.

A big decision

Of course, family and friends come first and it’s important to take care of those closest to you. We promise not to put you under pressure – it's a big decision so please decide in your own time.

Contact us

If you are interested in leaving a legacy to Concern in your will, or would like to know more about this, please contact Kevin Byrne at or phone + 353 1 417 7709.