Leaving a gift in your will

A message from our Chief Executive

I know the commitment of you, our supporters, has helped save and change the lives of many babies and children.

Quite simply without your help we couldn't offer hope to thousands of families across the UK.

We know medical research can save and change children's lives but surprisingly child health research is poorly funded.

Since Duncan Guthrie founded our charity, Action has funded thousands of research projects. However for over 60 years we received no Government funding. So we have relied almost entirely on donations and gifts in wills from our supporters.

Today we fund over 75 projects throughout the UK. Yet we have to turn away around half the projects we would like to support. Purely because of a lack of funding.

The fact is that gifts in wills are absolutely vital to Action Medical Research and can have a huge impact on generations to come.

Leaving a gift in your will is also an opportunity to leave your personal legacy – a world where more children and babies survive and enjoy life, a world where parents have more hope. 

It is so important our charity is able to fund vital medical research in the future.  We are committed to making life better for sick and disabled children and as Chief Executive at Action, I know you will understand why I have to ask - please will you consider leaving a gift in your will to Action?

I realise this is a personal matter that needs careful thought but leaving a gift in your will is easy to do. And of course I do know your family comes first and every gift, whatever its size, makes a crucial contribution to our work.

I do hope you will consider leaving a gift in your will to Action. It's a way to help make more medical breakthroughs a reality.

Yours sincerely,


Julie Buckler
Chief Executive


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