Information for executors and solictors

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

If you need any further information or guidance after reading this page, call our legacies team on 0300 303 3564 or email [email protected].

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,
British Lung Foundation 
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 [email protected] 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 

British Lung Foundation
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 the BLF 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 [email protected]


Gifts in wills to Breathe Easy Groups or BLF Support Groups

If you’re acting as the executor of a will that includes a gift to a Breathe Easy Group or BLF support group please email [email protected] or call 0300 303 3564 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?

Help with wording your gift

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.

Contact us