Leave a gift in your will

A gift to Immunodeficiency UK in your will could make all the difference. When people decide to leave a gift in their Will (sometimes called a legacy) to a charity they’ve supported throughout their lifetime, they can continue to help a cause that’s close to their hearts. The donation can be as small or as large as you like – every gift can make a big difference. 

We understand your loved ones come first, and that you may wish to take care of family and friends before considering a gift to Immunodeficiency UK in your Will. If you are considering leaving a gift to Immunodeficiency UK, however, please read our advice below. 

Legacies are vital in helping to achieve our aims, and a gift of any size is gratefully received. You don’t need to be wealthy. It costs nothing now to leave a gift in your Will, and gifts of all amounts are hugely appreciated. Leaving a gift to Immunodeficiency UK in your Will may give you deep satisfaction in knowing that your support will live on into the future. 

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: hello@immunodeficiencyuk.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.

  1. A residuary gift – this is a percentage share of your estate, once other specific legacies and claims against the estate have been settled.
  2. A pecuniary gift – this is a fixed sum of money expressed as a gift in your Will
  3. A specific item – the gift of a specific item (a car, painting, property, etc.).

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hello@immunodeficiencyuk.org if you have a query about making a gift in your Will.