How to leave a gift in your Will
Including a gift in your Will to Cystic Fibrosis Trust is easy to do, whether you're writing a new Will or updating an existing Will. Whatever kind of gift you're considering, we're incredibly grateful for your support.
When writing or updating your Will, we would recommend using a solicitor or professional Will writer. We can't recommend a solicitor, but you can find one via the Law Society in England (020 7242 1222), Scotland (0131 226 7411) or Northern Ireland (028 9023 1614).
You can also write your Will for free with our free Will writing service.
If you decide to leave a gift to Cystic Fibrosis Trust, it’s important to ensure our full name and details are included so the gift reaches us:
Cystic Fibrosis Trust, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE
Registered charity in England and Wales (1079049) and Scotland (SC040196)
Types of gift
There are two main ways of leaving a gift. A pecuniary legacy is a fixed amount of money, whilst a residuary legacy is a percentage or share of the balance of your estate once all other payments and gifts have been made.
Many people choose to leave a residual gift as it keeps in line with inflation and doesn’t lose value over time. 75% of our legacy income comes from these types of gifts.
Whether you choose to leave a percentage of your estate or a specific amount, this special way of supporting our work will help to ensure that we won't stop until everyone can live without the limits of CF.
Making your Will
Before you write or update your Will, you may want to think about the following:
- the main things you own - such as property, shares, savings, pensions or life insurance policies and roughly their value
- who you would like to include - after you have looked after loved ones, we hope you'll consider leaving a gift to Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- who will be your executors - they will be responsible for administering your estate
- guardians - if you're a parent, you should decide who you want to be your children's legal guardians if both parents die when the children are under 18 (or 16 in Scotland).
Get in touch
If you have any other questions or would like to know more about the difference your gift can make, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3795 1521.
Free Will service
Our free Will writing service makes it easy for you to write your Will if you're aged 18 or over.
Information for executors
Administering a Will can be complex, but we can help to make the process straightforward.
Every donation helps us support people with CF to live a life unlimited.