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Here’s everything you need to know if you’re acting as the executor of a will with a gift to Asthma + Lung UK.

If you need any further information or guidance after reading this page, call our legacies team on 0300 222 5800 or email legacies@asthmaandlung.org.uk.

What is an executor and what are their duties?

An executor is the person or organisation named in a will who is responsible for carrying out the terms of the will. An executor will usually be a professionally qualified solicitor or an individual who was close to the deceased called a ‘lay executor’.

For more information see our legacy glossary.

How to pay in a legacy gift to us?

You can send us a cheque to our office using the details below:

Legacies Team
Asthma + Lung UK
18 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA


Or you can send the payment by bank transfer to the following account:

BLF Money Manager Account
Sort code: 40-05-14
Account number: 51149210


Please also include a reference of ‘Legacy – (name of deceased)’ to help us identify the gift and acknowledge safe receipt. We would be most grateful if, when making a legacy payment, you could include a note or email to legacies@asthmaandlung.org.uk providing:

  • The full name and title of the deceased
  • Their previous address (to allow us to update our records)
  • The date of death
  • Copy of the will
  • The executor’s name and contact details (for us to acknowledge receipt)

Our address and charity number 

Asthma + Lung UK
18 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA


registered charity in England and Wales (326730)
Scotland (SC038415)
and Isle of Man (1177).

NB. Our previous address was 73-75 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ER but this office is no longer in use.

Administering a gift

In most cases we would prefer to receive the sale proceeds of property or shares gifted to Asthma + Lung UK in a will. However, each individual case is different, so before taking any action to either transfer or sell the property or shares, please contact us via legacies@asthmaandlung.org.uk.


Gifts in wills to Breathe Easy Groups or A + LUK Support Groups

If you’re acting as the executor of a will that includes a gift to a Breathe Easy Group or an A + LUK support group please email legacies@asthmaandlung.org.uk or call 0300 222 5800 so we can put you in touch with the right person.

What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will to the British Lung Foundation?

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Need some help?

Our legacies team is here to help with any queries about leaving a gift in your will.

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