Leaving a gift
in your will

The Trussell Trust was founded on the legacy of one amazing person.

What will your legacy be?

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Paddy & Carol Henderson started the Trussell Trust in 1997, using a legacy left by Carol’s mother, Betty Trussell (pictured)

Deciding who to include in your Will is an important decision – and it must be right for you.

Leaving a legacy is a wonderful way to carry on supporting causes that matter to you long after your lifetime. They ensure the causes you care about most can continue to make a difference, upholding the values you were passionate about throughout your life.

By remembering the Trussell Trust, you will be helping to create a just, compassionate future where no one in the UK needs a food bank to get by.

Request your free Gifts-in-wills booklet

It is so important to have a valid and up to date Will.

Of course, your loved ones come first when you make or amend your Will. But any gift, no matter the size, can make a significant difference. Request your free booklet, containing the key considerations for leaving a gift in your Will to the Trussell Trust.

Changing communities, government policy and attitudes doesn’t happen overnight. Ending the need for food banks will take time, commitment and perseverance. Just as Betty Trussell’s founding legacy impacted a nation, a gift in your Will can help create a just, compassionate future society where no one in the UK uses a food bank to get by.

Please, consider leaving a gift in your Will to the Trussell Trust and help end the need for food banks in the UK.

Request your free Gift-in-Wills Booklet
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Make your Will for free

Whether you’re writing your Will for the first time or updating an existing Will, the Trussell Trust have made it easy for you. We have partnered with Will writing specialists, Farewill, to offer our supporters the opportunity to write or update your Will for free, either online, or on the telephone.

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Write your Will online

Our partners at Farewill offer an online Will Writing service which can take less than 30 minutes.

To redeem your free online Will*, just click the button below and enter the voucher code TT-WEB1 at checkout.

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Complete your Will over the phone

Speak to a specialist at Farewill over the telephone to arrange your Will writing appointment.

Simply click the button below to request a call back. Call backs requested over the weekend will be made on Monday.

Request a call back

Alternatively, call Farewill on 020 8050 2686 to book a telephone will appointment. You must notify the customer service team that you are a supporter of the Trussell Trust at the start of the call.

Please note Farewill’s customer support team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

*Currently available for residents of England and Wales. Due to differences in territory law, supporters from Scotland and Northern Ireland are able to use the telephone Will writing service only

Frequently asked questions about gifts in wills

What information about the Trussell Trust is needed to include a gift in my Will?

To include the Trussel Trust in your Will, please use our charity name, address, and registered charity numbers to ensure your gift reaches us in the future.

The Trussell Trust, Unit 9 Ashfield Trading Estate, Ashfield Road,

Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7HL

Registered charity numbers: 1110522 (England and Wales) or SC044267 (Scotland)

Is there suggested wording to leave a gift in my Will?

Your solicitor should be familiar with the wording required to leave a gift in your Will, however, please find below some suggested wording your solicitor may wish to use.

  • Wording for a residuary gift (a percentage) ‘I give my Residuary Estate [residuary estate will need to have been defined elsewhere in the Will and is a gift made after deductions of debts, taxes and expenses, which usually fall on residue] to The Trussell Trust of Unit 9 Ashfield Trading Estate, Ashfield Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7HL, Registered charity numbers: 1110522 (England and Wales) or SC044267 (Scotland)
  • Wording for a pecuniary gift (a specified amount) ‘I give the sum of [£ in words and numbers] absolutely to to The Trussell Trust of Unit 9 Ashfield Trading Estate, Ashfield Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7HL, Registered charity numbers: 1110522 (England and Wales) or SC044267 (Scotland) and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or any other proper authorised officer of any charity benefitting under my Will shall be a sufficient discharge for my Trustees who shall not be concerned as to the application of any gifts or payment.’

What if I don’t have a Will or would like to update an existing Will?

If you don’t yet have a Will or would like to update your existing Will, please use a solicitor. Any solicitor local to you should be able to provide help or advice. A solicitor or legal adviser can ensure your Will is legal and valid.

The Institute of Professional Will Writers provides a range of information on Wills, Will writing and legacies, including how to find a registered solicitor.

Are gifts to charity in my Will taxed?

No.  Charitable gifts are excluded when your estate is valued for Inheritance Tax purposes.

For more information, visit Leaving gifts to charity in your Will

How much does the gift have to be to make a real difference?

Any gift, no matter the size will help us create a UK where no one needs to use a food bank.

I am an executor, where do I send the legacy payment?

Please send all correspondence to:

Legacy Team, The Trussell Trust, Unit 9 Ashfield Trading Estate, Ashfield Road, The Trussell Trust, Unit 9 Ashfield Trading Estate, Ashfield Road.

All cheques should be made payable to the Trussell Trust.

If making the payment by bank transfer, please contact the Legacy team on 01722 580 170 for further information.

I want to speak to someone at the Trussell Trust about my plans, making a gift in my Will, or a legacy gift.

Please contact our Legacy Team if you would like an informal and confidential chat about leaving a gift in your Will, or if you need to communicate with us about any bequests.

Telephone: 01722 580 170

Email: [email protected]