Help our work to continue

Income from gifts left in a will are crucial to an independent local charity like ourselves, helping us to safeguard our services in Blackburn with Darwen for older people.

We recognise that not everyone can afford to help Age UK Blackburn with Darwen financially when they wish to, particularly if you are living on a fixed income.

A gift in your will once you have looked after friends and family is a generous and effective way of making a real difference to the lives of local older people in the future.

We promise to be the best possible guardian of your gift by spending it wisely. This was the case when we were recently left a financial gift by a service user. This enabled us to continue providing our valuable free advice and information service to older people and their carers living in Blackburn with Darwen.


How do I leave a gift in my will to Age UK Blackburn with Darwen?

You can leave a specific sum of money or an item such as jewellery or a piece of art. You can also leave part of, or all of, whatc is left once the other gifts have been distributed.

Your will must clearly state 'Age UK Blackburn with Darwen, registered charity 1143809' to ensure that the gift is kept locally. 

If you would like to add a gift to Age UK Blackburn with Darwen to an existing will, you can use a codicil. Adding a codicil to your will means there is no need to change the terms of your current will. It simply adds a new instruction.

As a rule if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will and seek legal advice

Download our codicil template (PDF 51kb) or contact us for further information.


How do I make a will?

We provide information and details of things you need to consider when making a will at our Blackburn and Darwen advice and information offices

We are unable to provide legal advice or assist with drawing up or altering a will at our offices but we do hold regular will making sessions in both Blackburn and Darwen. Please contact us using the details below for further information.

Alternatively read Age UK's factsheets on wills.

For further information and to discuss leaving a gift to Age UK Blackburn with Darwen please contact our Blackburn or Darwen Office.

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