Why leave a gift to RLSS UK in your will?

Over 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more suffer injuries, some life-changing, through non-fatal experiences. More people die from drowning in the UK and Ireland than from domestic fires or cycling accidents.

We have a huge challenge facing us to help save lives and reduce the number of UK and Irish citizens drowning.

By remembering RLSS UK in your will, you would help secure the future sustainability of the Charity, ensuring more lives are saved and even more people are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enjoy the water as safely as possible.

In just 2018 alone we helped:

  • Educate more than 60,000 school children in the UK about water safety, with our resources
  • 3,000 people learn how to save a life, thanks to our community workshops
  • 65,000 children to become Rookie lifeguards, learning how to keep themselves and others safe
  • 740,140 people take part in water safety awareness activities, at their local leisure centre


How do I leave a gift to RLSS UK in my will?

There are several ways in which you can leave a legacy gift to RLSS UK. A residuary gift (i.e. a percentage of your estate) will help make the biggest difference to our Charity, as it will keep up with inflation and retain its value better than a fixed sum of money.  Nevertheless, we are very grateful for all donations, large and small to help us in our mission to reduce the numbers of preventable drownings.

If you would like to add a gift to RLSS UK to an existing will, you can do so easily by using a codicil. A codicil is a document which amends (eg alters or adds to) a will.

If you have made more than one will, it is important that your codicil relates to your most recent will.

Our team have created a glossary of terms to help make the process easier.


What next?

Leaving a gift in your will is a very important decision to make and we are more than happy to assist with any queries. Please contact [email protected]  and a member of our team will be more than happy to help.

We appreciate that you will want to make a lasting impact upon RLSS UK and towards a cause that you feel close to. By remembering RLSS UK in your will, you will make a real difference to future generations.

RLSS UK is a Registered Charity (England and Wales 1046060 and Scotland SC037912) and therefore planning to give to the RLSS UK as part of your will, can help to reduce inheritance tax.