Some people feel that talking about death is morbid, others find the thought of leaving this world quite exciting. Whatever you think of it- death happens to us all and an easy way to help your loved ones after you are gone, is to leave a will.

Of course, looking after loved ones will be first on your list when you write your will, but after them we hope you might consider leaving a gift in your will to HoverAid. We do not receive any government funding so gifts from people like you make everything that we do possible.

Any size gift that you leave us would make an enormous difference to our work, enabling us to support not only families but whole communities in Madagascar. By remembering HoverAid in your will, you are ensuring that our work carries on, and your legacy will be remembered by those who have been helped.

If you would like to leave a gift to HoverAid in your will we recommend that you find a solicitor via the Law Society’s website. A good solicitor will be able to advise you properly about how to make a will that is legal and valid.

Although you are not obliged to inform us of the gift that you will make, we would love to hear from you – to thank you and to tell you about how we will use the money that you are going to leave us.

There are a number of ways to leave money to HoverAid in your will:


  • Pecuniary – A fixed sum of money
    • This is the simplest option but do bear in mind that the effects of inflation could mean that the true value of your gift could become less than you intended.
  • Residuary – A percentage of the net value of your estate
    • After making sure that you have provided for your family and friends, you may decide to leave a percentage of your estate to HoverAid, this ensures that your legacy will retain the value you intend.
  • Specific – Individual possessions
    • This could be anything, but is typically land, property or shares.

You may have already made your will, if so, then you can add a “codicil” that contains the details of the gift that you would like to leave. If you’re not sure about what kind of gift you would like to give, your solicitor will be able to advise you further.

Another way to give is by asking for Gifts “in lieu of flowers” or “in memoriam”. These are becoming increasingly common – you may wish for HoverAid to benefit in this way.

If you would like to talk further please do get in touch, though please note that we are not able to give legal advice nor are we able to recommend a specific solicitor. You may find the following links useful