Leave a legacy

Founded on a legacy

Image Edward Birchall Without the vision and legacy from Edward Vivian Birchall, NCVO would not be the organisation it is today.

Edward had played a large part in the voluntary sector in his short life, and before his death in France in 1916 he wrote a note (which is preserved in the Imperial War Museum) to his friend S. P. Grundy, which read:

"If I am scuppered I'm leaving you £1,000 to do some of the things we talked about."

His legacy enabled the creation of the National Council of Social Services in its early years, which later changed its name to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Leaving a legacy

We believe that everybody should have a will, because without one there is no guarantee that your belongings will be distributed according to your wishes. A will is also an easy way to support your favourite charity.

Remember a Charity provides information to help ensure your wishes are carried out and latest charity information.

Visit Remember a Charity website

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is also able to assist you and give impartial and confidential advice on how to set up a will and/or add the correct clauses.

Find out more on the CAF website

Contact us

If you are interested in leaving a legacy to NCVO to help support and maintain a vibrant civil society for future generations email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 020 7520 2495.

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