Leave a gift in your will Pledging a gift in your will costs you nothing today, but can make such a difference to the vulnerable young people of tomorrow. When you choose to remember the Tall Ships Youth Trust in your will, you’ll make a lasting contribution to help future generations. We simply would not be able to support many of the young people who sail with us without the generosity and kindness of people leaving us a gift in their wills. After you've taken care of the people closest to you, even a 1% gift in your will to the Tall Ships Youth Trust could transform the lives of some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. Our work really does achieve measurable impact. Out on the water, under sail, our young people learn lessons that set them up for life and help them to realise their true potential. As a result of their voyage 96% of young people now feel they have better teamworking skills 94% believed it improved their communication skills 93% said their voyage had increased their confidence and self-esteem 93% said they are now able to manage their feelings better 90% felt it improved their leadership skills 98% of young people we surveyed went into employment, education or training within 6 months Josh's Tall Ships Story Josh was 16 when he first stepped foot on a Challenger. His Dad had passed away and his Mum had just suffered three simultaneous strokes induced by a bleed on the brain from a ruptured aneurysm. “I was surviving in my parents’ house, scared to use the heating or lighting because of the financial charges that my Mother would have accrued over her 3 years away from home. I had lost all drive and motivation to strive and succeed, I was just happy to see the sun go down at the end of the day. Sailing with Tall Ships offered respite from my day-to-day depression and opportunity to see another side of life. At first, I was petrified, but by the final day, I felt I was ready to challenge Captain Jack Sparrow himself! This voyage gave me an insight into a life of enjoyment and fulfilment. I wanted to succeed and help others again, I wanted to make my family proud and I wanted to mean something to people. Following my voyage, I retook my A levels and am now studying Outdoor Leadership at UCLan University. Tall Ships was the spark needed to ignite my trail of fortunate events in life.” Getting started We recommend that you contact a solicitor or a member of the Institute of professional Will Writers to help you write or update your will. If you would like to speak with us in confidence about your plans for making a gift to Tall Ships Youth Trust, please email Carol Freeman, [email protected] Your questions answered Writing or updating a will is not something most of us do very often, and you may have a number of questions about how to include a gift to Tall Ships Youth Trust. We have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions here. Read more.