Legacy Gifts


When you are making a Will, please consider leaving a gift to The Bhopal Medical Appeal. Leaving a legacy gift as a part of a Will is easier than you may think and, as legacies to charities are tax free, can reduce the tax payable on your estate, as well as being one of the best ways you can help sustain our work in Bhopal.

In fact, though we consider all gifts we receive to be equally precious, legacies are a particular blessing: they weave a skein of gold through our work, allowing us the security to innovate and grow our provision of care for the next generations of Union Carbide’s victims in Bhopal.

A gift of any amount will help us make a difference:

£50 provides special education for six children for a month

£125 funds a community health worker for two weeks 

£200 provides a month’s supply of inhalers for FIFTY people with asthma

£300 buys a set of doctor’s medical examination tools for one year

£500 helps train an entire community in how to prevent TB

£1250 employs a children’s physiotherapist for four months

£7,200 pays a doctor’s salary for a year

£25,000 runs the entire Sambhavna clinic for one month

How to include Bhopal Medical Appeal in your Will.

You should ideally consult a solicitor if you intend to make or change your Will. This ensures that it is legally correct and will stand up in law. If you already have a Will, you can ask your solicitor to add an amendment called a Codicil.

There are three different types of legacy:

• Pecuniary Legacy: a gift of a fixed amount of money

• Specific Legacy: a gift of an object such as piece of jewellery or art, or property

• Residuary Legacy: a gift of the whole or a percentage of what is left of your estate after all other bequests and expenses have been paid for.

Find out more here

Another way to help would be by giving a gift in memory of a family member or friend. This is a very special way to remember them, whilst also helping to fund the clinics in Bhopal. Find out more here 

Thank you for helping continue the incredible work of the clinics in Bhopal; the need of the people there is ongoing, as is our commitment to their future.

If you have any questions regarding leaving a legacy gift to Bhopal Medical Appeal, please contact us:
Email: admin@bhopal.org
Phone: 01273 603278

We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.