Give in memory

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If you have lost a loved one, you may want to pay tribute to them by inviting friends and family to give in their memory.

Peace Direct has been fortunate to receive donations in memory of some of our most committed and passionate supporters. With this support we have been able to help communities in conflict prevention and resolution, helping to establish long term peace.

If you wish to leave a gift in memory, or to set up a tribute fund, please email or call Ruth Tidy on 0203 422 5549.

Thank you to all those who have given in memory. Please remember the passion and commitment of Sue, Andrew and William as well as the many others who have been committed to our peacebuilding work.


Sue Unsworth, 1948-2016

Sue Unsworth“During a long career at DfID, Sue Unsworth brought clarity and rigour to the field. She was a great advocate of Peace Direct’s Local First campaign and a warm and loving friend with whom I exchanged many reading recommendations. She met the prospect of death with incredible courage and no hint of bitterness. I shall miss her very much.” – Carolyn Hayman


Irene Glaister, 1922 – 2013

Irene GlaisterIrene, a Quaker and member of the Burford Meeting, was a great supporter and friend of Peace Direct. She had a long and full life complete with many interests. These included education, dance, music, art and horticulture – especially the growing of alpines. Irene will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Andrew Soares 1980 – 2011

Andrew Soares, 1980 - 2011Andrew didn’t like seeing anyone in distress or being treated unjustly, and believed passionately in the work being done by Peace Direct.

William Barnes, 1919 – 2011

William Barnes, 1919 - 2011Willian was a lifelong pacifist and in later life became a Quaker dedicated to non-violence. The work of Peace Direct moved him greatly.



Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a gift to Peace Direct simply involves adding a short clause to your will.

Giving a gift in your will can make a vital difference to someone in one of the world’s poorest, conflict-affected countries. Whether that’s giving a teenager in Sri Lanka the ability to learn a language and communicate with people of different ethnicities, or rescuing a child from the militia in DR Congo – you can give people the chance to create their own better, brighter future.

You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy – and Peace Direct understands that you will want to make provision for your friends and family first. But please know that a gift of any size will be appreciated and will make a difference to many people around the world.

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We are always here.

Once you have spoken to your solicitor, if there is anything you want to know about us, or the communities you are helping to support, please get in touch.

Email or call Ruth on 0203 422 5549.


The difference your support makes

Esther is 37.

She arrived with her children in the village of Kabasha, DR Congo in 2003 having fled the war.

A refugee in her own country, she struggled to make a living and look after her children.

In 2013, she used a $100 microfinance loan provided by local peacebuilding organisation, Centre Resolution Conflits.

She set herself up producing local produce, and managed to put her children through school.

Looking back three years later, Esther says without the loan she does now know how she would have survived.