What would you give to change the world for the better? To help provide – for generations to come – education, clean water and skills training, so that people can lift themselves out of poverty for good. And all while showing the love and generosity of Christ. This is Christine’s legacy. What could yours be?
Christine spent her life caring for others. She trained as a nurse in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, in the 1950s and then stayed on at St Bart’s to follow her vocation in nursing.
Later, Christine completed a master’s degree in nursing at Manchester University and moved to Leeds to teach nursing at Leeds University. She retired in the 1990s and moved to Harrogate.
In her will, Christine left much of her estate to three charities, Tearfund being one of them.
‘Christine never married and had no children,’ shares her nephew, Benjamin. ‘So Christine took the opportunity to show her love for the people in this world that are often forgotten or marginalised, by leaving legacies that will make a difference and improve people’s lives.’
‘All of Christine’s working life was in the NHS, and she understood the importance of treating all, without regard to a person’s wealth or status,’ continues Benjamin.
‘In the UK, we sometimes forget this is not the case in all countries, and supporting Tearfund is an opportunity to change the world for the better.’
Find out more about how you can put your faith into action and leave a legacy to Tearfund. Like Christine, you can leave a gift that will transform lives for generations to come.