Gift in Wills - Debra Ireland

Leave a gift in your Will

Considering your own legacy is a very personal matter. Of course, you will want to think of your family and loved ones first. But you can also provide enduring support for the causes you believe in.

We would be truly honoured to be part of your legacy.

A gift in your Will to Debra helps us improve the quality of life for everyone with skin as fragile as a butterfly wing.

People with EB, their families and carers are at the core of everything we do. We are driven in supporting research for effective treatments for EB and dedicated to alleviating the difficulties experienced by people impacted by EB.

Just 1% of your estate could make a tremendous difference to people living with EB.

I want to speak to someone about my plans or making a gift in my Will

Please complete the short form below and one of the members of the legacy team with get in contact with you. Or alternatively please contact Jennifer Douglas at 01 412 6924 or email

Our promise to you

Leaving a gift in your Will to Debra is one of the best ways to support our work.

In return, we promise you that:

  • Your legacy will help change lives. Every euro you give will be stretched as far as possible. We will invest your gift efficiently and cost effectively, so it has the most impact.
  • Your privacy is extremely important to us. We respect your privacy and will look after your gift to us with sensitivity, care, and confidentiality.
  • We know that the decision is yours alone and that circumstances can change. You may, of course, change your mind about your gift to Debra at any time in the future.
  • We are discreet. You do not have to tell us if you intend to leave a gift to Debra, but if you do, it will help us to plan future work and allow us to thank you.
  • We are always here. If there is anything you want to know about your gift to us, or the communities you are helping to thrive, please get in touch.


Frequently asked questions

If I want to leave a gift, what are the various types of Wills available to me?

It’s so easy to leave a gift in your Will – there are 4 simple ways you can do so. Having a Will ensures that what you own goes directly to the people and causes you care most about.

Pecuniary gift

A pecuniary gift in a Will is a gift of a specific sum. Remember, any amount, whatever you can afford after family and friends are taken care of, is priceless in the battle to fight poverty.

Residuary gift

A residuary gift in a Will is a gift of part of an estate. This is a share of your estate that has not been promised to family or friends. These kinds of gifts are enormously valuable in supporting our work.

Specific item

This is where you generously select a specific item of value such as stocks, shares, jewellery, property, the proceeds of a life assurance policy or other valuable items.

Codicil to a Will

A codicil to a Will is an addition to a Will. If you have already written a Will but decide you would like to include a gift for Debra, you can ask a solicitor to add a codicil, or an addition to your original Will. A codicil is simple to add and is signed in the same way as your original Will, with a witness present and will be added to a permanent part of the Will.

How do I get started?

It starts with a conversation with your solicitor or Will-writer. If you do not have a solicitor, you can find one on the Law Society website.

Once you talk to a solicitor, all you will need is to include our contact details:

8 Clanwilliam Terrace
Grand Canal Quay
Dublin 2

Registered charity number: 8703
Charity regulator number: 20021726

What happens if I do not have a Will?

If someone passes without making a Will, they are said to have died ‘intestate’. This means, the law will decide who inherits your prized possessions, property, and money.

Why don’t more people have a Will?

Many people think their estate is not large enough to warrant making a Will. The fact is that if you have any assets at all, making a Will ensures they go to the people you want to benefit when you die.

Even leaving your personal possessions and some of the contents of your home to one of our shops will provide a lasting legacy.

Are there tax benefits?

Everything you leave to family or friends above the tax threshold incurs an inheritance tax of 40%. The good news is that if you leave a legacy to a charity, your gift will be tax-free.

Is it expensive to make a Will?

It’s best to have a solicitor or Will writer make or amend your Will, and their fee for doing so will usually be quite reasonable. There’s no harm in asking for a quote or asking friends and family for recommendations.

If I have left a gift to Debra in my Will, should I tell you?

Yes, it is really helpful if you can let us know that you have included us in your Will. This information will always be treated in complete confidence. There is no need to tell us the value of your gift (unless you want to); just knowing we have a source of future income helps us to plan ahead with our long-term work. We would also like to have the opportunity to thank you and to answer any questions you may have about the work of Debra and our bequest programme.

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