By leaving a gift to Action on Poverty in your will, you could transform lives long into the future. Every gift, however large or small, will have a lasting impact.

Choosing to leave a gift in your Will to Action on Poverty is an enduring investment in the futures of those facing the most debilitating poverty in East and West Africa.

This gift will enable people to transform their lives and support their whole community to improve their access to food and services, send their children to school and build a positive future.

This is the most profoundly kind gesture and we are honoured. Thank you for considering such an incredible gift standing in solidarity with people in East and West Africa through your legacy.

A headshot of Dame Judi Dench looking to the camera.
Photo by Andrew Zuckerman

Dame Judi Dench is the Patron of our Legacy Appeal

“Your legacy will benefit some of the poorest people in the world.  Whatever the amount you leave, you will be helping vulnerable people to break out of the poverty trap that has blighted the lives of so many others.  Children will have the opportunity to go to school and men and women will be able to learn the skills and gain the confidence to earn a living to provide for their families.

Your gift really will transform lives, so please remember Action on Poverty in your Will.  Thank you.”

We know that some people like to keep their wishes private when they write their Will, and we respect this. If you would like to share that you are considering leaving a bequest, this does not put you under any obligation and we would love to say thank you and send you occasional updates about our work. Equally, if you have any questions about our work, how donations of any kind are used or any other matter, we are available to all of our supporters.

You can email our Fundraising and Communications Manager Megan at or our main email address Alternatively, you can find our address and phone number here to call or write.