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How a gift in you will can help us save and change lives for years to come

1 in 5 people are affected by a lung condition, yet research into lung disease is hugely underfunded compared to other conditions like heart disease or non-respiratory cancers. That means we have some way to go to end the pain caused by diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mesothelioma, lung cancer, asthma, bronchiectasis and many more.

Your legacy could help us save and change lives for generations to come. With your help we can make a real difference by investing in cutting-edge research. You’ll also help fund our vital services and make sure people living with a lung condition have a voice and the support they need.

Want to restrict your gift to a specific area of work?

The best way to ensure that your gift will be of the greatest help to us is to leave a legacy or bequest for our general charitable purposes. This gives us the flexibility we need to continue our varied work and projects. However, we understand that you may want to restrict your gift to just be used on research, support services or campaigning work. Or you might want your gift to be used for a specific condition, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If so, please contact our Legacies Team by calling 0300 303 3564 or emailing [email protected] and we’ll talk you through the options and the correct wording.

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We’ve been leading research into all lung conditions for over 30 years

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Lung disease in the UK

"Even the smallest amount could make a difference towards lung disease research. It could be the thing that leads to a breakthrough." – Liz Sapey, BLF researcher

“I’ve lost so many people to lung disease and it’s important that things change.” – Walter, BLF pledger

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Use our free will writing service

Our free will writing service allows you to write or update your will for free either online of face to face with a solicitor. Whilst you’re under no obligation to do so, most people who use the service also choose to leave a gift to the BLF, to help us continue to work towards better treatments, cures and support for people living with a lung condition. Make saving lives a part of your legacy.

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

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Changes we're making


We’re committed to making the world a better place for everyone affected by a lung condition. In the past year, your support has enabled us to:

  • answer over 12,000 calls, giving potentially life-changing advice and support to those in need
  • fund 150,000 hours of respiratory research, taking us one step closer to a world without lung disease
  • make sure the voices of people with lung conditions were heard by Government and the NHS