A lot can be achieved in a generation.
For over 30 years, ADD International has been supporting some of the world’s most remarkable disability activists working on the front line of discrimination. We’ve stood alongside the disability movement as it has made huge strides towards tackling stigma, changing laws and improving the quality of life of disabled people worldwide.
"I’m incredibly proud of what has been achieved in the space of a generation, but it’s terribly important to be clear that there is still a way to go. As allies to disability activists in Africa and Asia we have to be very clear that the struggle for equality is far from won. We need to continue to be determinedly on their sides and show that they have the allies they need as they go forward in the future.
None of this is easily won, none of this is cosy or simple. But do I see young disability activists, starting out today, really making their point? Yes, I do. Do I see them supported by allies? Yes, I do, particularly if organisations like ADD International continue to thrive and be around." Chris Underhill, founder of ADD International.
Can you help us support these future generations of disability activists in Africa and Asia?
Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the easiest ways to give.
During our lives we devote time, energy and money to the causes we care about. Many people pledge a gift in their Will to ensure that this work can continue long into the future. Writing or amending a Will can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. It can be one of the most empowering things you ever do. It's a chance for you to ensure the things most important to you in life, continue to be supported and cared for.
If you'd like to know more about how to leave a gift in your Will, download our simple guide, which takes you through all the steps you need to take. You can then take this to a solicitor who will help you write your Will.
Gifts in wills guide
If you have already written your Will, but would like to change it to include a gift to ADD International, you can download and complete a Codicil form and ask your solicitor to make the necessary amendments. It's that simple!
Jan's gift to future generations of disability activists.
One of our amazing supporters, Jan, wrote us a lovely letter to explain why she was going to include ADD International in her Will.