For Nicky, leaving a gift in her Will to Oxfam is a huge pleasure.
Nicky's continued and very strong support of Oxfam is because the charity's values tie in closely with hers. She feels it’s incredibly important to show love and care for people you will never meet, now more than ever.
My connection to Oxfam
"It’s important to me that Oxfam have focused a lot on women rights," says Nicky. "After volunteering as a teacher in East Africa and later being a teacher trainer in various countries, it became clear to me very early on that supporting women’s rights has the greatest effect on any community. We’ve known for a long time that if you support a woman there’s a knock-on to a whole community for generations after that."
"I just bought a new house," says Nicky, "so I have made a new Will and I’m very pleased to say Oxfam is in it. What I’m trying to do, I think is make the best use of the small amount I have to give.
"It’s not huge things – it’s a small village business that brings money into that woman’s home and sends her kids to school. Those kids then get to be a teacher or have their own business or be Prime Minister, or whatever. What bigger gift could you give really?"
"Oxfam is an organisation I have always trusted. I feel a massive happiness that I am not just leaving money to my family who are well set up but that I am doing it for people I don’t know. I really feel strongly about leaving something to people who’ll never know who I am, but they’ll know someone, somewhere was bothered about them."
Leave a gift in your Will to Oxfam
Over the decades, Oxfam has helped millions of people to work their way out of poverty – and you’ve helped to make it possible. But the work isn’t done. A fair world is possible – one where poverty is a thing of the past. With a gift in your Will to Oxfam, you’ll help the next generation make it a reality.
Find out more
If you're interested in finding out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Oxfam, visit oxfam.org.uk/donate/leave-gift-your-will/how-leave-money-oxfam/