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Leave a Gift in Your Will

CEO of World Jewish Relief Paul Anticoni hugging a resident of war torn Ukraine

No matter the size, leave a gift to us in your Will. Help future generations survive the consequences of conflict and disaster. Together, we can take life-saving action.  

Gifts in Wills are critical to our work. Over the past five years, legacy donations have funded over £5 million worth of life-changing projects. We would be unable to provide such a range and depth of services to people in need without this ongoing support. 

There are three ways to leave a gift to us in your Will. 

  • Amend an existing Will 
  • Write your own free Will 
  • Get expert help writing your free Will 

Elly's Legacy

Elly left a gift in her Will to World Jewish Relief, largely thanks to our role in organising the Kindertransport, which rescued her and tens of thousands of other Jews from across Europe. Her son, Ron Millet, tells us her remarkable story.

“My mum, Elly, was 91 when she died. She had a zest for life and a friendly smile for everyone. Elly was born in Vienna in 1923. Unfortunately at the age of just 15, she was witness to Vienna being wrecked by Nazi thugs during Kristallnacht. Her father saw what was coming and got her on the last Kindertransport out of Vienna.

In her own words “… at the Western Railway Station in Vienna I was one of hundreds of children crowded on the platform, hemmed in and harassed by strutting Nazi Stormtroopers. What upset me most was seeing toddlers having to leave their parents. Inside the train we all crowded to the windows. As the train moved out of the station, I waved frantically to my parents, tears streaming down my face. I never saw my father again…

When Elly got to the UK, she moved to Leeds where she started her life again, raising a family and enjoying life to the full. I’d like to thank World Jewish Relief without them, my mum wouldn’t have survived.

It makes me incredibly proud that my mum left a legacy to reciprocate the kindness to this wonderful organisation.”

Elly’s record is one of 35,000 files that World Jewish Relief holds