Information for Solicitors and Executors

Are you the executor for someone who’s left Blind Veterans UK a gift in their will? We’ve provided some guidance below which we hope will help answer all your questions but if not, please do get in touch with us on legacies@blindveterans.org.uk or call the Legacy Team on 0207 616 7953. 

How do I know if a legacy is meant for Blind Veterans UK?

The best way to tell if a gift is for Blind Veterans UK is if our name and/or registered charity number is mentioned.

The will may reference St Dunstan’s (occasionally also referencing ‘Caring for ex-service men and women or ‘An independent future for blind ex-service men and women) as this was our previous charity name before it changed to Blind Veterans UK in 2012. 

How do I pay in a legacy?

Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Blind Veterans UK’ to the Legacy Team at the address detailed below. It is always extremely helpful if you can include your contact details, those of the deceased (so we can prevent any future correspondence), a copy of the will and any information about the reason for the legacy.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay via bank transfer or card, please contact us directly.

Inheritance Tax

As we are a registered charity, gifts in wills are not subject to inheritance tax and may also be exempt from capital gains tax. We would recommend checking the Government’s Inheritance Tax guidance for more information on tax exemptions and conditions.

Our charity details:

Registered Charity Number: 216227

Head Office address: Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HD

Want to know more about leaving a gift in your will?

If you would like to speak to someone in person then please contact the Legacy Team on 020 7616 7953 or email us here.