Leave a gift in your will

making a will

Including a donation to ELF in your Will gives our charity the vital income we need to continue our work, fund new projects and pay for day-to-day running costs. No matter how big or small, a gift left to ELF in your Will does make a difference.

We understand that family comes first; however, leaving even a very small percentage of your estate to ELF would make a huge difference to your work supporting those living with long-term blood disorders in the South West. There are three main types of legacy gifts you could consider:

Pecuniary legacy

This is the gift of a specific sum to ELF and should be reviewed over time to check for any changes in your circumstance and/or rate of inflation/cost of living changes.

Residuary legacy

This is the gift of the whole or a percentage of your estate, after any specific bequests, expenses and debts have been paid.

Non-monetary legacy

This legacy is the gift of an item, perhaps jewellery, stocks, shares or other valuables, to ELF. Non-monetary legacy items are typically sold and the money raised is used, at ELF’s discretion, for the future care of haematology patients and their families.

Note: Legacy choices should always be discussed with your solicitor to determine the best option for you, and your Will should be reviewed periodically to ensure it continues to reflect your needs and wishes.

frequently asked questions

Who should write my Will?

You should use a solicitor when writing your Will. This helps to ensure that it is legally correct and that all your wishes are followed.

How do I update my Will?

Your solicitor can add a bequest to Elf to your Will with a written instruction called a codicil.

Do I have enough assets?

Every gift helps Elf support patients and their families. Even a 1% bequest can make a difference.

Should I tell you?

It would be really helpful if you would tell us that you have included a gift to ELF in your Will. Thank you.