Free Will service
Immunodeficiency UK has partnered with Free Wills to offer our supporters the opportunity to write a Will for free. You can find full details at freewills.co.uk/charity/immunodeficiencyuk and there’s no obligation to leave us a gift.
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Information for Executors and Solicitors
If you are looking to make a payment from a Will or are administering a Will where we have been named as a beneficiary, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
How your gift could help
Helping the immunodeficiency community is what Immunodeficiency UK is all about. We do this by having a phone and email helpline, providing clear, practical information and advice on all aspects of living with an immune deficiency.
Your gift will make it possible for Immunodeficiency UK to continue being there for those affected in the years to come.
How to leave a gift in your Will
If you wish to include Immunodeficiency UK in your Will, you will need our registered name, address and charity number:
Registered name: Immunodeficiency UK
Registered Charity number: 1193166
Address: Immunodeficiency UK, C/O Tudor John Chartered Accountants, Nightingale House, 46 – 48 East Street, Epsom, KT17 1HQ
If you are writing a new Will, you can use a solicitor to help you draw this up or utilise the Free Wills Service, further details below.
Things to think about before making your Will:
- Who will be your executors; they will make sure your wishes are fulfilled
- Calculate the value of your assets; include everything from small items such as jewellery to larger assets including property, savings and investments.
- Choose the family and friends you’d like to leave gifts to. After them, consider whether you would like to leave a gift to Immunodeficiency UK.
Remember a valid Will must be:
- In writing
- Signed by the person who has made the Will
- Signed by two witnesses (they cannot be beneficiaries of the Will)
What should I do if I already have a will?
If you have already made a Will, then you can change it by asking your solicitor to add a ‘codicil’. A codicil is a simple legal document that changes the existing Will. As a codicil is a formal legal document, it must comply with certain formalities to be valid. Don’t forget to take along the details of Immunodeficiency UK with you to the solicitor.
Please see our guidance document for making a Will and our information sheet on legal terms associated with making a Will.
Choosing a solicitor
Before choosing the solicitor, who will create your will, compare costs and try to source recommendations from friends and family. Also, you may be entitled to legal aid if you are 70 or over; disabled; a parent of a disabled person and wish for that person to be provided for in the Will; or a single person that wishes to appoint a guardian in the Will.
Types of gift you can make
There are three ways you can consider remembering Immunodeficiency UK in your Will.
- A residuary gift – this is a percentage share of your estate, once other specific legacies and claims against the estate have been settled.
- A pecuniary gift – this is a fixed sum of money expressed as a gift in your Will
- A specific item – the gift of a specific item (a car, painting, property, etc.).
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com if you have a query about making a gift in your Will.