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2-9 November 2019, India

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the difference you're making

Thank You

We’re so grateful you’ve chosen to remember Save the Children in your will. That’s why we’re inviting you to apply for a place on our overseas visit to India.

This is a unique opportunity to see the work you support first-hand, and to share this incredible experience with the Save the Children community.

It’s not a free holiday – we’re very careful about how we use our funds. Rather, it’s an opportunity for some of our most committed supporters to be inspired – and to inspire others.

Following the visit you will act as a Save the Children Legacy Ambassador – sharing what you’ve seen and speaking out about how important gifts in wills are to our work.

You will be part of a growing network of supporters who are helping spread the word – our Ambassadors have already reached more than half a million people with this vital message about gifts in wills.

Your role as legacy ambassador

We hope that meeting the children you’re supporting in India will be an unforgettable experience. Becoming one of our Legacy Ambassadors is about sharing it with others.

It’s a rewarding role. And vital too. Our Legacy Ambassadors play a critical role in inspiring our supporters to consider leaving a gift in their will.

As a Legacy Ambassador, your role will include speaking at our regional events, making contact with groups in your local community and engaging your friends and family.

Our Ambassador Manual – developed by our Ambassadors themselves – offers invaluable advice and tips on all aspects of the role, including help with letter-writing, blogging and sharing short videos. And your Regional Legacy Manager will be on hand to help.

FAQs

We’ll book the group’s flights to India – you will need to be able to travel on the specified days.

We will apply for business visas on your behalf. We’ll require two passport photos. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country. We’ll need to keep your passport for approximately a week for this.

You will need to be in good health to take part in the visit. Please seek advice from your GP if required.

You’ll be covered under our insurance when you travel with us, except if you have a pre-existing medical condition where the cost of foreseeable necessary treatment for that condition is not covered. Please note, our insurance does not cover guests over the age of 85.

In November, India will be 5½ hours ahead of the UK.

The maximum temperatures in November are generally below 30ºC and average around 15ºC at night. Rainfall and humidity levels are low at this time of year.

Safety for visitors and staff is always our top priority. You’ll be asked to complete a personal safety and security course online before leaving. On arrival you will be given a security briefing highlighting any risks.

The cost of this visit is covered by Save the Children – including travel, accommodation and meals. We recommend bringing spending money for personal use; credit cards are accepted, and sterling can be easily exchanged.

India is a multi-lingual country with more than 22 major languages spoken. English is an official language; whenever necessary a translator will be provided.

Are you interested?

In your application please explain why you would like to visit our projects in India, and why you think you would be a good Legacy Ambassador for Save the Children. And please check first that you are available for the visit dates (2–9 November 2019).

We’ll then make a shortlist of applications and hold informal interviews in the week beginning 8 July 2019.

Please note: Successful applicants will be expected to come to a briefing day in September for training and information, and to meet other members of the group.

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