A gift in your Will – healing and hope for future generations

“This place will go on for many, many years until we have eradicated fistula altogether – until every woman in Ethiopia is assured of a safe delivery and a live baby.” Dr Catherine Hamlin

Dr Catherine Hamlin’s vision was to eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. She devoted her life to women living with fistula, giving them love, hope and the opportunity to regain their lives.

It is now up to us to finish what she started – to ensure future generations of Ethiopian women live free from fistula.

A gift in your Will is a thoughtful and easy way to leave a lasting legacy that reflects your life’s values. By naming Hamlin Fistula UK in your Will, you will be making an enduring contribution to the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

Why leave a gift

Hamlin Fistula UK supporter Barb shared with us why she has remembered Hamlin in her Will

The stories of the fistula patients resonate with me and with my whole family. Many years ago, I had an obstructed labour with my son and he had to be delivered via emergency caesarean section. Without that surgery, I dread to think what might have happened to me. When my granddaughter Maggie was born, she arrived several weeks early and received life-saving specialist care. We were all so grateful. How lucky we are to live in a country where this care is available. Mothers in Ethiopia deserve the best care too. Dr Hamlin dreamed of a midwife for every village and the Hamlin team need our help to make it happen. My family feel proud that we are leaving a legacy to help women in Ethiopia have the same care we do.”

Barb McLean, Hamlin Fistula UK supporter

A gift in your Will can empower women and their families

Patient Astegn smiling

Your gift can help women like Astegn, who after a seven-day labour in her remote village, tragically suffered a stillbirth, as well as a double fistula, leg injury and severe back pain, leaving her incontinent and unmoving for 18 months.

Thanks to Hamlin’s community outreach work, a health professional trained in fistula patient identification found Astegn and brought her to Yirgalem Regional Fistula Hospital, to have free surgery and get her life back, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Read her story here.

We’re making it easy to write your Will

We are delighted to be partnering with OmniaLegal who are offering Hamlin supporters an exclusive discounted Will writing service.

OmniaLegal are a boutique firm that prides itself on attentive client service and building lifelong relationships with their clients. Where possible they offer fixed price legal products, such as simple Wills.

For a straightforward Will, OmniaLegal will charge £175 plus VAT. If a couple decide to do mirror Wills, the price will be £275 plus VAT.

If your Will is more complicated you may be asked to pay an additional cost. This will be agreed between you and OmniaLegal beforehand.

To take up the offer of a discounted Will with OmniaLegal please download and complete this form and return it to: OmniaLegal, 1A Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HA.

You can also contact OmniaLegal with queries at hello@omnialegal.co.uk. All personal data collected by OmniaLegal will be protected in accordance with their Privacy Policy which can be found here: http://www.omnialegal.co.uk/privacy-policy/ .

By using this service you are under no obligation to leave a legacy to Hamlin Fistula UK.

Types of legacy 

There are three types of gifts that can be left to individuals and organisations: 

  • A pecuniary gift: a cash gift for a specific sum of money.
  • A residuary gift: a gift of all or part of what is left of your estate after all other taxes, debts and legacies have been distributed and you have taken care of your loved ones.
  • A specific asset: property, shares, bonds or other items of value.

To include Hamlin Fistula UK in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our charity number and address details below to ensure the gift reaches us.

Hamlin Fistula UK, a registered charity in England and Wales Charity Number 1153053

Registered Address: Hamlin Fistula UK, 4 Parade Buildings, Nimmings Road, Halesowen, B62 9JJ

Getting in touch 

If you have remembered Hamlin Fistula UK in your Will, by letting us know, we can thank you, record your planned gift and ensure you receive regular updates about the programmes your gift will support. 

If you would like more information, or have already named Hamlin Fistula UK in your Will and would like let us know, please contact Helen Marriott on +44 (0)121 559 3999 / info@hamlinfistulauk.org