Gifts In Wills - Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
 

Give life, with a gift in your will

Thank you for wanting to find out how to include a gift in your will to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, and the wonderful impact you will be making.

Delivering more innovative critical care

“Though we’ve come a long way, in critical care nothing stands still. A gift in your will could help us research, develop and deliver more innovative and effective techniques, meaning even more people survive and recover to live life to the full. Thank you.”

Professor Jonathan Benger, Founding Clinical Director, Trustee, and Critical Care Doctor 

Because Great Western Air Ambulance Charity is at the forefront of advances in critical care, a gift in your will could help us do so much more. People choose to include GWAAC in their will for all sorts of reasons. It may be because our critical care service has touched their life or the life of someone they love, or simply to pass on the comforting feeling of knowing that GWAAC will always be there.

Make your will for free

To make it easy for you to make or update your will, we are offering a simple will at no cost to you. Through our will-making partners Guardian Angel and the National Free Wills Network, you can choose to make your will online, by phone, video appointment, or in person.

Most people who use our free will-making services decide to include a gift to Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, although you are not obliged to do so. How much you give is up to you. It could be a share of your estate or a fixed amount. Whatever you can give will help us develop new cutting edge techniques, giving more people the chance not just to survive but to recover to live life to the full. And by directing your gift to our general charitable purposes, when the time comes it will be used where it’s needed most. However, If there is a specific aspect of our work that you would like to support through your will, our Gifts In Wills Coordinator would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you (please see contact details below).  

Guardian Angel

With Guardian Angel, you can create a simple will online, by telephone or in person. Online you will answer a series of questions, with live chat and phone support on hand. Once you’ve completed all the details, the will is checked by a legal specialist and sent to you to print, together with instructions on how to sign it and have it witnessed. For a telephone or in person appointment, call Guardian Angel Freephone on 0800 773 4014, mentioning Great Western Air Ambulance Charity to claim your free will.

National Free Wills Network

With National Free Wills Network, you can have a simple will written by a local solicitor. You will receive a pack giving details of local participating solicitors, for you to contact to make an appointment. Your will is written according to your instructions, and once you complete a confidential declaration form we pay for your simple will at a discounted rate. Many of our supporters who use the National Free Wills Network choose to leave a gift to us, though there is no obligation to do so.

Read about the impact of your gift

To show you the impact your gift in your will to GWAAC could have, we’ve produced a short booklet Give Life, with a gift in your will.  Read about your charity’s journey from humble beginnings and how your gift could help save many more lives. You can download it or order your copy through the post.

Another way to give through a will

We are also very grateful to those who over the years have decided to transfer to GWAAC some or all of the funds they were about to receive through an inheritance. Changing a will after someone’s death requires a Deed of Variation, which must be signed within two years of the date of death and have the agreement of all the executors and beneficiaries. Giving to charity in this way can also help reduce the amount of inheritance tax due on an estate. Consulting a legal professional is always recommended.

 

Why our supporters leave a gift in their will

Get in touch

We’d love to discuss how your gift can help transform our Critical Care Team’s work. Contact Gifts In Wills Coordinator Valerie Harland at valerie.harland@gwaac.com or call 0303 4444 999. Valerie can also help if you are administering the estate of someone who has kindly left GWAAC a legacy, or if you wish to give a discretionary legacy or through a Deed of Variation.