Most of us wish to be remembered for achieving something special...what could be more special than helping to find a cure for asthma?
You may be surprised to hear that as much as a third of Asthma UK's work is funded from gifts in supporters' Wills.
It's thanks to these special gifts, and decades of painstaking research, that increasing numbers of people are able to live almost completely free from their asthma symptoms.
We are now moving onto a new stage in our research where we hope effective treatments for everyone with asthma will soon be on the horizon. But still every seven minutes someone with asthma is admitted to hospital as an emergency and every seven hours someone dies from an asthma attack. This next stage ultimately aims to find a cure for asthma.
A gift in your Will - no matter how small - really could help us find that cure for asthma.
Can anyone leave a legacy?
It's easy to assume that you need to be wealthy to leave a legacy, but legacies come in all shapes and sizes.
Anyone can choose to benefit our work in their Will or a codicil. You may well have family and loved ones who you wish to care for first, but it's also possible to remember us too simply by adding a short paragraph into the same Will.
A pledge for a better future
If you'd like to notify us in confidence that you have already included Asthma UK in your Will, please do so by completing our pledge form. If you let us know it will at least give us an opportunity to say thank you. We understand that your decision is a personal one and therefore, we'd like to reassure you that any information you share will be treated with utmost confidence. We'd also like to point out that the below form is not legally binding and that by submitting it you are simply notifying us of your intentions. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or telephone 020 7786 4900.
Please send me your free legacy booklet
If you'd like to hear more about the difference legacies make to Asthma UK's work and receive some guidance on planning a Will please complete our free legacy booklet request form. These unique gifts are transforming the future and bringing us closer to finding a cure for asthma. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7786 4900
Request a codicil form
If you already have a valid Will and would like to add a pecuniary and/or a specific gift to support Asthma UK's work you can do so using a codicil. A codicil acts as an addendum to an existing Will. To request a codicil form, please complete and submit the form at the link below. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or telephone 020 7786 4900.
Remember a Charity Week 2013
Asthma UK teamed up with over 150 charities for Remember a Charity Week, with the aim of raising awareness of the incredible work that’s only made possible thanks to gifts in Wills. Each year over £2 billion is left to good causes – that’s the equivalent to 19 Comic Reliefs.
Most amazing is that only seven percent of people in the UK remember a charity in their Will – compared to 75% who support their favorite charities during their lifetime. Though extraordinary in some ways, the seven percent is made up of everyday people like us who feel that they’d like to give something back – after they’ve taken care of their family and those closest to them.
It’s inspiring to think what a small increase to the seven percent could mean to the 250,000 children and adults who face a daily struggle with their asthma.