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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

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 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

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 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?

Help with wording your gift

What wording should I use to leave a gift in my will to Asthma + Lung UK?

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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