Questions and answers

Blind veterans in the lounge at the Brighton centre

Please find below the answers to some questions you may have:

Do you still do the same work as St Dunstan’s did?

Yes. Although the name has changed, our work and ethos still remains the same as it did when the charity was started in 1915.

Do I need to change St Dunstan’s to Blind Veterans UK in my Will now that your name has changed?

No. The fact that the charity's name has changed does not alter the benefit you intended. The charity's aims and charity registered number will not change. The only time you would need to change the wording is if you were to re-write your Will or add a gift to us in a Codicil.

Has your address changed?

No. The charity's address remains the same.

I have already written a Codicil mentioning a gift to St Dunstan’s. Does this need to be updated?

No. Unless you wish to alter the benefit to St Dunstan's you do not need to update your Will or Codicil.

Will my Executors still be able to find St Dunstan’s in the future?

Yes. Although the name of the charity has changed, the charity number and the remaining details and aims of the charity will remain the same. Your Executors will be able to trace us through the Charity Commission.

If I do decide to change my Will later on then what are your new details?

Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HD Registered Charity Number: 216227

Do you have any examples of the right wording to use in my Will?Yes. Here is some specimen wording for the most popular gifts that we receive:

A share in your estate or residuary gift:

“I give free of inheritance tax the residue of my estate to Blind Veterans UK, whose Registered Office is 12-14 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HD Registered Charity No. 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.”

A cash or pecuniary gift (this is a fixed sum of money):

 "I give free of inheritance tax to Blind Veterans UK whose Registered Office is 12- 14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD Registered Charity No. 216227: the sum of ... (in words) pounds, £000000 ... (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".

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