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Guidance for Executors

How to organise a gift left in a will

An executor is the person who carries out the wishes someone has written in their will. To help, here are some frequently asked questions about estate administration.

If we're due to receive a gift in a will from an estate you are administering please notify the Gifts in Wills team:

Call us on: 020 7012 6400

Email: giftsinwills@savethechildren.org.uk

Or write to us at: Gifts in Wills team, Save the Children, 1 St John's Lane, London, EC1M 4AR

You can send a cheque made payable to ‘The Save the Children Fund’ to the Gifts in Wills team at the above address.

Please send any accompanying paperwork with your payment.

If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer or card, please contact us so that we can tell you the best way to do this.

This depends on the type of legacy that has been left to us, so please contact the Gifts in Wills team. If you're able to supply a copy of the will, that will help us to be as specific and accurate as possible.

As a registered charity, we're exempt from Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and some aspects of Income Tax. These apply to legacies and estate administration, and can really increase the value of the gift at no cost to you or the person who wrote the will.

Please contact the Gifts in Wills team so that we can help you with this.

For more detailed information, contact the Gifts in Wills team on 020 7012 6400 or email us at giftsinwills@savethechildren.org.uk.

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