Have your Will written or updated for freePosted on: 09 April 2019 by British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is partnered with National Free Wills Network so you can ensure your wishes are respected and avoid difficult decisions for your loved ones.
A gift in your will left to the BHF has the power to fund life saving research
A gift in your Will costs you nothing now but could make a huge difference in the future. Gifts in Wills left to the BHF fund around a quarter of the UK’s independent heart and circulatory disease research.
Our research is the promise of future prevention, cures and treatments into all heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors. Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, vascular dementia, diabetes are all connected and all under our microscope. This life saving work simply wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of the thousands of supporters who have kindly remembered us in their Will.
The BHF is partnered with the National Free Wills Network, which means our supporters are able to have a simple Will written or updated for free by a local, qualified solicitor all year long. This service will help you make an appointment with a local solicitor who will help you draw up a Will that accurately reflects the wishes of the individual or couple. Those using this service are under no obligation to leave a gift, but, of course, we would be very grateful if you did.
If you are thinking of leaving us a gift, we want to express our sincerest gratitude. Your kindness today will help to save lives tomorrow, and for generations to come.
What gift can I leave in my Will?
There are different types of gifts you can leave in your Will:
- A percentage or share of your estate. For example, you could leave 10% or 1/5 of your total wealth. This is known as a residuary gift
- A lump sum. You might choose to leave a fixed amount of money to the BHF, such as £100, £1,000 or £10,000. This is known as a pecuniary gift
- Valuable items. For example, you might leave antique, jewellery or shares to us. This is known as a specific gift.
Download the British Heart Foundation free Will guide for more information about the impact a gift in your Will could have, information about writing or updating your Will including five simple steps to help you prepare for writing your Will.
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