The impact of gifts in wills

How a gift in your will can help us save and change lives for years to come

Every 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially fatal asthma attack. Every single day the lives of three families are devastated by the death of a loved one from asthma. Tragically, the majority of these deaths could be prevented right now with the right basic care. However, others still suffer with asthma so severe that current treatments don’t work.

This must change. That’s why Asthma UK needs your support. We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma.

Your legacy gift could help us continue funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.

 Want to restrict your gift to a specific area of work?

The best way to ensure that your gift will be of the greatest help to us is to leave a legacy or bequest for our general charitable purposes. This gives us the flexibility we need to continue our varied work and projects. However, we understand that you may want to restrict your gift to just be used on asthma research, support services or campaigning work. If so, please contact out legacies team by calling 0300 222 5800 or emailing legacies@asthma.org.uk and we’ll talk you through the options and the correct wording.

How your money is used

We fund cutting-edge asthma research to understand the biology of asthma, work towards better treatments and cures and to improve diagnosis and care.

We provide expert advice and support for people with asthma, or parents of children with asthma.

We campaign to improve the quality of care for people with asthma, working with healthcare professionals, politicians, and the public.

We will make an impact on the lives of countless people affected by asthma for generations to come…

Dr Hans Michael Haitchi, University of Southampton

I have left a gift in my will to Asthma UK. However large or small the amount, I know it helps to fund their amazing work. I want to support research to help treat, and ultimately cure, asthma.

Lola Forey, Asthma UK Pledger

Our free will writing service allows you to write or update your will for free, either online or face to face with a solicitor.*

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

Need some legal or financial terms explained?

*Whilst you’re under no obligation to do so, most people who use the service also choose to leave a gift to Asthma UK to help our work towards better treatments, cures, and support for people with asthma.