Give in your Will

Your 1% can help end Jewish poverty.

It may seem implausible but we've worked out that if every one of our supporters left just 1% of their estate in their Will, we could eliminate Jewish poverty throughout Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova in just 5 years.  

Gifts in Wills are critical to World Jewish Relief. Over the past five years, legacy donations have funded over £3 million worth of life-changing projects. Without this ongoing support, we would be unable to provide such a range and depth of services to people suffering lives of hardship and poverty. Gifts left in Wills help us continue to provide assistance to thousands.  

I am therefore asking you to join us in pledging 1% (or more) of your estate to World Jewish Relief or leave us a lump sum to help us bring those less fortunate out of poverty.   A little from a lot of people can make all the difference.

If you haven't yet written your Will, World Jewish Relief are members of The Free Will Network and can refer you to trusted solicitors in your area. Simply get in touch and we will connect you to the network.  You choose which solicitor, arrange an appointment and the Will is free.  

Or write your own Will for free using our special code WJR100 on

Together we can end Jewish poverty and bring hope. 

Richard Budden

Head of Individual Giving & Legacies

Small RBFor further information about leaving a gift in your will to World Jewish Relief, please contact Richard Budden, Head of Individual Giving and Legacies, at or call Richard on 020 8736 1250.

Elly's legacy

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

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.”