The Stroke Association
We’re here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
Registered Charity Number: 211015, SC037789
Leave a legacy in your will
Every year, The Stroke Association receives more than a third of its funds from legacies - gifts left to us in the Wills of our supporters. The smallest gift can make an enormous difference to someone whose life has been turned upside down by stroke.
Do I really need to write a will?
It’s essential to have an up-to-date Will to ensure that your estate benefits the people and causes you care most about. Be sure to seek professional advice when writing your Will, preferably from a solicitor. Spending a little time and money on sorting out your Will now could save your loved ones a lot of upset and inconvenience after your death. Alternatively, our new Free Will Scheme means that you only have to spend your time making a will. Find out more
You can also attend one of our Legacy Events our legacies team host a number of fascinating supporter events every year. Each event is held at a special venue where guests can enjoy a light lunch and get to meet other supporters and members of Stroke Association staff. The highlight of the day is a presentation delivered by a leading stroke researcher, followed by an inspirational talk from a stroke survivor’s perspective.
Making a Will - Where do I start?
The Stroke Association has a free booklet, Making your Will, which offers practical advice on arranging your affairs. If you are considering including The Stroke Association in your Will, there are samples of suggested wording your solicitor or Will-writer might like to use as well as a Will preparation form so you have all the necessary information ready for your solicitor.
The Legacy Department
The Stroke Association
The Legacy Department, The Stroke Association
Stroke House, 240 City Road
London (Greater London)
Phone: 020 7566 1505
Free Will Service
At the Stroke Association we run a year-round Free Will Scheme in co-operation with a large number of solicitors across the country.
If you or your partner are a stroke survivor or aged 60 or over you can make or update your Will completely free of charge. The offer covers both single Wills and mirror Wills (Wills containing nearly identical instructions).
You don’t have to leave a legacy to the Stroke Association to take part but we’d be immensely grateful if you did consider the difference a gift in your Will could make.
Make a Pledge
Gifts left in wills are really important to The Stroke Association. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.
Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing The Stroke Association to confidently estimate future support for their cause.
Leave a Legacy
If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.
To leave a legacy to The Stroke Association please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.
Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.
If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact The Stroke Association directly – they will be happy to discuss this with you.