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Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will to Police Care UK will help to make sure we can plan far ahead and achieve our mission: reduce the impact of harm on police and families.

Why I'm leaving a gift in my will

My father inspired me to follow in his footsteps, and so in 1971, I joined Thames Valley Police. Police Care UK was there for me and my colleagues, so I decided to leave a gift in my will to ensure that they will be there for future colleagues in need.

Your guide to gifts in wills

After providing for your loved ones, leaving a gift to Police Care UK in your Will can help us care for colleagues in need.

The difference your gift could make

Learn more about the different reasons people are choosing to leave a gift in their Will.

Legacy events

Learn more about our work at Police Care UK Legacy events, held throughout the year at venues across England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

What can you leave?

You can leave gifts such as lump sums, valuable items or a percentage of your estate are all greatly welcomed and appreciated.

Will to Remember

Request your free Will to Remember pack to receive trusted will-writing advice and ensure your loved ones are protected.

Guidance for executors

Our legacy team are experienced in dealing with all probate administration matters and welcome the opportunity to work with Executors to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Leaving a gift in your Will is straightforward

Police Care UK details

If you decide you would like to include a gift to Police Care UK, you need to know our registered charity number and address which must be written into your Will.

Police Care UK
Nova Scotia House
70 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6LQ

Registered charity number: 1151322

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 Police Care UK of Nova Scotia House, 70 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6LQ, Registered Charity Number 1151322.'

Wording for a Pecuniary gift (a specified amount)

'I give the sum of [£ in words and numbers] absolutely to Police Care UK of Nova Scotia House, 70 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6LQ, Registered Charity Number 1151322 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.'

Frequently asked questions

I already have a Will. Can I update it to include Police Care UK?

Yes. You can add a codicil for any minor changes to your Will, including the addition of a charity. When you speak to your solicitor they will advise you if a codicil is the best option. If there are several changes to make it may be more appropriate to re-write your Will - which doesn't cost much more.

Can I specify how I would like my gift to be used?

Yes. Please contact the Legacy Team for more information by emailing fundraising@policecare.org.uk or calling 0300 012 0030.

Will my gift be taxed?

No. Gifts to charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax and this can be a way of reducing exposure of your estate to tax. For more information, visit the HM Revenue & Customs website

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

Every gift can make a positive difference to the future of Police Care UK and the lives of people we care for. Although some of the gifts we receive are large ones, the majority are not, and it is what these gifts achieve together that makes them so important and so appreciated.

I’m an Executor of an estate and there’s a gift to Police Dependants' Trust or the National Police Fund in the Will. Who should I contact?

Police Care UK was formed by the merging of Police Dependants Trust and the National Police Fund.Police Dependants Trust (charity number 251021)Police Dependants Trust Limited (charity number 1151322)National Police Fund (charity number 207608)If you are the executor of an estate and believe you have a gift that has been left to the charity, then please write to our Head of Fundraising, Damian Chapman, at:Police Care UKNova Scotia House70 Goldsworth RoadWokingSurreyGU21 6LQAlternatively please email our Legacy Case team at fundraising@policecare.org.uk or call 0300 012 0030.

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