Information for executors and solicitors

If you need any further information or guidance after reading this page, call our legacies team on 0300 222 5800 or email

What is an executor and what are their duties?

An executor is the person or organisation named in a will who is responsible for carrying out the terms of the will. An executor will usually be a professionally qualified solicitor or an individual who was close to the deceased called a ‘lay executor’.

For more information see our legacy glossary.

How to pay in a legacy gift to us

You can send us a cheque to our office using the details below:

Legacies Team
Asthma + Lung UK
18 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA

Or you can send the payment by bank transfer to the following account:

Account Name: Asthma UK
Account No: 36254193
Sort Code: 60-80-07

Please also include a reference of ‘Legacy – (name of deceased)’ to help us identify the gift and acknowledge safe receipt. We would be most grateful if, when making a legacy payment, you could include a note or email to providing:

  • The full name and title of the deceased
  • Their previous address (to allow us to update our records)
  • The date of death
  • Copy of the will
  • The executor’s name and contact details (for us to acknowledge receipt)

Our address and charity number:

Asthma + Lung UK
18 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA

Registered charity in England and Wales (326730)
Scotland (SC038415)
and Isle of Man (1177).

N.B. Our previous name was National Asthma Campaign. If you are administrating an estate with a legacy to National Asthma Campaign, please be aware of our current name: Asthma UK.

Help with wording your gift

What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will?

Need some help?

Our legacies team is here to help with any queries about leaving a gift in your will.