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Make a lasting contribution that will benefit communities for many generations to come.

Sexual and reproductive healthcare is not a luxury, but a necessity that saves lives, reduces illness and transforms societies.

Throughout the world, millions of women suffer as a direct result of not being able to choose when or whether to have children.

In fact, right now, there are an estimated 225 million women who want to use contraception but aren’t able to. By leaving a gift to Marie Stopes International in your Will, you will be making a contribution that will benefit women, their families and their communities for many generations to come.

Remember Marie Stopes International in your Will, and make a lasting gift to help some of the world’s poorest communities.

Making your gift

There are several ways you can remember Marie Stopes International in your Will.

  • A pecuniary bequest: leave a specific sum of money.
  • A percentage of your estate: for example, you could specify a gift of 5% of your estate. This would mean that an estate of, say £40,000 would provide a gift of £2,000 to Marie Stopes International.
  • A residual bequest: this is a simple way to donate after all other gifts and bequests have been attended to and all costs have been deducted. Whatever is left over can be passed on to the charity of your choice.

If you decide to give us details of your intentions, it greatly assists our long-term planning. Naturally, this pledge is confidential and simply a statement of your present intentions – it is in no way legally binding.

To find out more about leaving a legacy, or to make a pledge, please contact our Donations team.

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Frequently asked questions

Read on to find answers to some common queries, or contact us if your query isn't answered below. 

How will Marie Stopes International use my gift?

Unrestricted funding raised from gifts in Wills is invested into projects and activities related to our core mission, via our Investment Fund.

The Investment Fund uses a competitive and rigorous application process to ensure donations achieve the greatest impact, and that funding is allocated in line with our strategic priorities:

  • to support the delivery of contraception and safe abortion services;
  • to strengthen our core capabilities for the long term, through investments in quality improvements and sustainability initiatives. 

Unrestricted funding enables us to direct funds to areas with the most need. However, if you would like to support a specific country project please email donations@mariestopes.org.

What should I include in my Will to remember Marie Stopes International?

To remember us in your Will, please instruct a solicitor or legal advisor to include the following details:


Name: Marie Stopes International

Address: 1 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London , W1T 6LP

Charity Number: 265543

I already have a Will, how do I change it?

It is recommended that you contact the solicitor that wrote your original Will to arrange for the additional instructions to be added to your existing Will.

What affect will a legacy gift have on inheritance tax?

Charity gifts in Wills are exempt from inheritance tax, so by choosing to remember Marie Stopes International in your will, you can reduce the tax burden on your estate. If you leave your estate to a charity, inheritance tax is applicable but this may be at a reduced rate. For further information visit the HMRC website or contact a legal adviser.

How should I leave my gift if I’m based in Australia / the USA?

Please contact our teams in the US and Australia to find out how to leave your gift. We also recommend you seek legal advice in your country of residence, as inheritance laws will likely differ from those in the UK.

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