How to include a gift to charity in your Will

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will, thank you. These special gifts fund almost half of our life saving research. We simply wouldn't exist in the form we do without them.

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What type of gift can you leave?

Residuary gift

A share, or sometimes all, of your estate. After you’ve made provision for your loved ones you can leave a share of what remains to charity. This is known as a ‘residuary’ gift.

Pecuniary gift

A cash gift. This is for when you would like to leave an exact sum of money to charity. It can be linked to inflation to prevent it losing value over time. This is known as a ‘pecuniary’ gift.

Specific gift

A particular item, such as property, antiques, jewellery and shares. This is known as a ‘specific’ gift.

What wording should I use to leave a gift to the British Heart Foundation?

If you would like to remember the British Heart Foundation in your Will but are not entirely sure of the best way of doing this, you may find this document useful as it contains a guide to suggested wording for your Will for some of the most common ways of leaving a gift.

Please ensure that whatever wording is used, any legacy to us includes our full name, “British Heart Foundation” and “Registered Charity Number 225971” as this will avoid any doubt about our identity.

Can I have my Will written for free? 

Yes, with our partners at the National Free Wills Network our supporters can have their Will written by a qualified solicitor for free. For more information on how to use this scheme please visit our Free Wills Scheme page.

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