Leave a bequest and a lasting legacy of hope

A legacy in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways that you can support Breadline Africa’s efforts to develop phenomenal children who grow up to make a positive contribution to society.

Once you have provided for your family and friends, leaving a gift to Breadline Africa will help a while new generation of children learn and grow.

No legacy is too small.

If you are considering leaving a legacy gift to Breadline Africa in your will, please let us know. Although your will is a confidential and private document, we would welcome the opportunity to thank you for this most generous gesture, and to have the chance to plan with your gift will be used.

Please contact us if you need any more advice on the kind of legacy gift you would like to leave Breadline Africa or the correct way to express your wishes in your will.


“Why I am leaving a legacy” ~ Helen

Helen McSweeney

Helen McSweeney

“I have been involved with Breadline Africa now for many, many years. I was first introduced through a letter that arrived asking for support for one of their wonderful projects. What really hooked me was how appreciative Breadline Africa was of any donation I sent them.

Edna Titus has become a very dear friend of  mine. She keeps me updated on all the projects I supported and made me feel I was making a difference to the most vulnerable in our society, the poor. Breadline Africa depend solely on donations and bequests and put this money to such wonderful use in all the projects they support.

Breadline Africa is all about helping people to help themselves and give them back their dignity. To see the happy faces of the children they have looked after and fed would light up any room!

It gives me great pleasure to leave a legacy in my will to support this wonderful organisation. Love and caring can travel across continents.”

“Needless to say, there is a legacy for Breadline Africa in my will” ~ Lin

Lin Hinds

Lin Hinds

“As a teenager in the l960s, l became aware of the growing campaign against apartheid and became a supporter of the Canon Collins Trust Fund and continue to support its successor CCETSA.  It was probably through that connection that I heard of your work at Breadline Africa and became a supporter.  I have always thought it best to support directly those actually doing the work on the ground and it is impressive just how many people you have helped in one way or another.

When my sister died at only 52, we were devastated.  She had an affinity with young children and had just reduced her hours at work so she could volunteer at a local children’s hospice so I thought what better memorial than one of your kitchens.

In the past 4 years both my parents died.  They spent a lifetime thinking of and helping other and our home was always full of people, laughter and music where everyone and anyone was made welcome.  Now that home has gone and it a great comfort that your containers will take its place and become a place where people can support one another.   Needless to say, there is a legacy for BA in my will!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Why donate through my will?

Knowing that your donation will become available to Breadline Africa in future years allows us to keep our long-term commitments to the communities that we support and allows us to plan for the future.

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What if I change my mind?

You are free to change your mind at any time. Letting us know you plan to leave a legacy gift to Breadline Africa doesn’t commit you to doing so. It would be really helpful if you are able to tell us that you have changed your mind.

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What if my circumstances change?

Your will writer will make sure your will is worded in such a way that it will take account of any changes in your personal circumstances – such as a birth, marriage, or a change in your finances. He or she will discuss the best way for you to provide for your family and friends, while also allowing you to support your favourite charity.

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I’ve already written my will. Do I need to draw up a new will?

No, if you already have a will and want to add a bequest to Breadline Africa, please visit a solicitor or legal professional to add a legal codicil specifying the terms of your gift.

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I’d like to ensure that my legacy is used for a particular project. How do I do this?

If you want your gift to be used in a certain way, you can include this in your Will. However, please phrase this as a request, not a condition. If the conditions are stated too specifically and circumstances change, sadly we may not be able to use your legacy gift.

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Are there different ways to leave a gift to Breadline Africa?

Yes. There are four main types of gift you can leave to a charity like Breadline Africa:

  1. A pecuniary gift: Leaving a gift of a specific amount of money to Breadline Africa
  2. A residuary gift: Giving a share (or residue) of your estate to Breadline Africa, after taking care of your loved ones and any other bequests
  3. A reversionary gift: Taking care of your loved ones during their lifetime, after which your estate or part thereof will revert to Breadline Africa
  4. A gift in kind: Giving a particular item such as property, other assets, art and jewellery. Breadline Africa welcomes gifts of any kind.
Click on the links below to download suggested wording in word .doc format:  A pecuniary gift  |  A gift in kind  |  A reversionary gift  |  A residuary gift

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What information do I need to include when I’m leaving a gift in my will?

The most important information to include is our name, address and registered charity number which will depend on which country you are in. If in South Africa, please use: Breadline Africa RSA 2 Somerset Road Green Point Cape Town 8005 Registered charity in South Africa: 053-406-NPO If in the UK or Ireland, please use: Breadline Africa UK 29 Lower Brook Street Ipswich Suffolk England Registered charity in England and Wales 1075525

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When is a good time to make a will?

It is never too early to make a will. Many people die without making a will (this is called dying intestate), which means family or friends left behind may face problems. By making a will now, you can have the peace of mind that you have protected your estate and provided for your loved ones.

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Is making a will difficult?

It is simple to find a legal professional you can trust to write your will. In South Africa, your bank will assist you to draw the documentation up for a modest fee, and internationally, a firm of solicitors would be the best option and they will also charge a fee. Most professionals will send you a list of the things you need to think about before you meet them or a form you can start filling in to make what you want to achieve with your will clear. That way, you can work through at home what you own, what you want to leave, who you want to leave it to, and who you want to appoint as your executor(s). South Africa When drafting your will or adding a codicil, the following wording is recommended: I, ________________ (name) bequeath (the residue of my estate, or percentage of my estate, or a certain amount) to Breadline Africa South Africa, NPO nr. 053-406-NPO, and main place of business at 2 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, to be used at the sole discretion of the organisation, to further the work done in poverty stricken communities.

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Why do I need a will?

We all need to make a will to provide for our loved ones after we’ve gone, and to make sure our wishes are carried out after our deaths. Otherwise promises you have made may not be carried out, your wishes may be disregarded, and you may leave your loved ones with a legal and financial mess to resolve. Your will should be reviewed from time to time to make sure that it reflects your current circumstances, and any changes in your family, like marriage or divorce, the birth of children or grandchildren, or coming into an inheritance. Inheritance tax criteria also occasionally change, so it’s a good idea to check if this affects your estate. If you want to make any changes, get professional assistance. Do not make any changes yourself or this could invalidate your will.

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Please let us know!

If you do kindly decide to leave Breadline Africa in your will, please let us know as having this information helps us to plan for the future. We are very appreciative of your support and do naturally understand that wills may change over time.

If in South Africa, contact Edna Titus on +27 21 418 0322 or edna@breadlineafrica.org.za.

If outside of South Africa, please contact Wendy Hill on +44 1473 259048 or info@breadlineafrica.org.uk