FAQs and helpful resources
FAQs about gifts in Wills
What type of gift will benefit Blind Veterans UK the most?
Anything you do leave us, regardless of the amount, will be gratefully received and will make a huge difference to blind veterans.
However, leaving a percentage or share of your estate, known as a residuary gift, is often the most effective way to help.
This means that you can provide for your loved ones as you intend, while giving us the funds we need to plan our vital work.
What wording should I use to leave a gift to you in my Will?
Here is some suggested wording, but we would always recommend you seek the advice of your solicitor.
Leaving a percentage or share of your estate (known as a residuary gift) to us:
“I give free of inheritance tax the residue of my estate to Blind Veterans UK, whose registered office is 3 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR, registered charity number 216227, for the general charitable purposes of the association and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other authorised official for the time being shall be a good discharge to my executors.”
Leaving a cash gift, known as a pecuniary gift, to us:
"I give free of inheritance tax to Blind Veterans UK whose registered office is 3 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR, registered charity number 216227: the sum of XX (in words) pounds, £XXX,XXX (in figures) for the general charitable purposes of Blind Veterans UK, and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other authorised official for the time being shall be a good discharge to my executors".
Can I use a gift in my Will to reduce the amount of inheritance tax I pay?
If you leave a gift to charity in your Will, it may reduce the amount of inheritance tax you have to pay.
Please speak to your solicitor for advice on how to limit the amount of inheritance tax you have to pay on your estate.
See the government’s inheritance tax guidance for more information on tax exemptions and conditions.
Do you offer a free Will service?
Yes, we work with two free Will-writing services. Bequeathed provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete a simple Will online. And the National Free Wills Network connects you with a solicitor who will write your Will with you in person or over the phone.
Do you still do the same work as St Dunstan's?
Do I need to change St Dunstan's to Blind Veterans UK in my Will now that your name has changed?
No, you don't need to update your Will just to change our name. Our registered charity number is the same, and we can still receive gifts left to St Dunstan's. However, if you are rewriting your Will anyway, it would be helpful to update our name to Blind Veterans UK.
Registered charity number: 216227
Head office address
Blind Veterans UK
3 Queen Square
The websites below have vital information about writing a Will, finding a solicitor and paying inheritance tax.