How to make a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your will to JDRF needn’t be complicated - here, we explain how to do it.

The 4 steps involved

1. Find a solicitor or claim your FREE will from Farewill

We recommend using a professional to ensure your will is legally binding. That way, you know your wishes will be honoured and your generosity will live on to help cure, treat and prevent type 1.

When you make a new will, simply ask your solicitor to include JDRF or have your solicitor update your existing will to include JDRF using a CODICIL.

For help finding a solicitor in your area, visit The Law Society or call 020 7320 5650.

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2. Choose which gift to make

A share of your estate:

When all other gifts in your will have been made and any outstanding expenses paid, what remains is known as your ‘residual estate’. Giving just a small percentage to JDRF is an inspiring way to create a world without type 1. A residual gift is also the best type of gift because it will retain its value over time.

A cash gift:

Once you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you might decide to include a cash gift in your Will to JDRF, also known as a ‘pecuniary gift’. No matter how much you choose to donate, remembering JDRF with a cash gift in your Will is a lasting way to make life better for everyone with type 1.

A specific item:

You might choose to donate a specific item such as personal possessions, shares, life insurance, property or the proceeds of a bank account, as a gift in your Will to JDRF.

3. The essentials

If you would like to include JDRF in your Will, you can use the following wording:

“I leave….. to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of 17/18 Angel Gate, London EC1V 2PT, registered charity numbers 295716 and Sc040123”

4. Let us know

Finally, we would love to know if you’ve left a gift in your Will to JDRF so we can say thank you. You can always choose for your gift to remain anonymous if you wish.

Frequently asked questions

Leave a gift

A gift in your Will to JDRF, no matter how much you choose to leave, means you will continue to make life better for everyone with type 1, after you are gone.

If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will to JDRF, please contact our friendly legacies manager Hayley Perez on 020 7713 2030 or email [email protected]

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