Leave a legacy
“Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.”
- Peter Benenson, Founder of Amnesty International
At the very core of Amnesty is the belief that the actions of individuals can make a difference. What better way to demonstrate this than by leaving a legacy to us and helping to change the future for the generations to come?
Why leave a legacy to Amnesty International?
Amnesty believes your Will can be influential and do more- it can also be your legacy to future generations; not only of your money and possessions, but of your values and aspirations. By leaving a legacy to Amnesty International, you can have your values heard and beliefs represented beyond your lifespan.
John Lyon is a retired Merchant Marine Captain and a grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. John emigrated to NZ when he was 19 and has been a loyal supporter of Amnesty International for over twenty years. Born in London and having lived through World War II, John is well aware of the fragility of peace and recognises the importance of Amnesty International in making sure dictators and military juntas are exposed for what they are.
What your legacy can achieve
As long as there are people like you, Amnesty will be able to expose acts of injustice, torture and violence and stand side by side with those whose human rights are violated. We will continue to defend individuals at risk, campaign to stop violence against women and children, demand dignity for people born in extreme poverty, and hold governments and corporations accountable. Until justice, equality, freedom and dignity is enjoyed by every human being; we will not let the flame go out.