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Leaving a legacy
Leave a lasting legacy
Only one in three people in the UK make a will. This means that loved ones are often left with difficult decisions to make at an emotional time. Whilst no one likes to dwell too hard on the worst happening, making a will is the only way to make sure your wishes are carried out when you're gone.
Life is a journey
If you have a will already, you need to keep it up to date. Changes in your life such as marriage, divorce or death affecting your family, beneficiaries or executors may require a change to the details.
How your gift makes a difference
Each year, some 60% of our income comes from people who have been kind enough to remember Heart Research UK in their will. The importance of this type of generous donation cannot be overstated. Without legacies we simply would not be able to continue our work funding pioneering research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
Often people are comforted by the fact that they are helping to fund research into heart disease after they are gone, helping future generations to live healthier, happier, longer lives.
People like BBC Radio Four Today programme presenter Justin Webb, who had heart surgery last year after suffering chest pains and is now back to full fitness. He accepts that funded research has led to the development of procedures that saved his life. “I am back at work and healthy and my children still have a father thanks to the amazing progress we have made in heart medicine in recent years," he said
If you would like to leave a legacy to Heart Research UK, please let your solicitor know our registered charity number and registered address (below):
Heart Research UK
Registered charity number 1044821
If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to Heart Research UK please contact us on 0113 234 7474 or email email@example.com