"I was inspired to remember the RNLI when writing my will through my association with the Bembridge Isle of Wight Station and their support for my late husband Paul. He was a keen sailor and depended upon them so much, but more recently I have seen for myself the first class service the RNLI perform.
I wanted to leave this gift in memory of Paul and hope it will be used for the training and equipping of new lifeboat teams, which is so vital to the work they do. The trust and respect I have for the charity means that I know the money will be used correctly.
When I told the RNLI I had left them a gift they were immensely grateful. It has also brought me closer to the charity and I have formed a strong, ongoing relationship with them.
I decided to leave a charitable legacy a long time ago and completed the process once I was sure the children had secure futures. When I told my children of my decision they happily accepted and supported my wishes and reasons.
The process of leaving a charitable gift was also very easy. I simply added it when I made a new will.
I'm proud to be leaving a gift to the RNLI and would encourage others to do the same so that the charity can continue its lifesaving work."
- Diana Alcaraz, supporter and ambassador of the RNLI