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Guidance for Executors

How to pay 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.

Yes, if we're due to receive a gift in a will from an estate you are administering - please contact Supporter Care and let us know your message is for the Legacy Income Team:

Call us on: 020 7012 6400

Email: supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk

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

To pay by bank transfer, please contact us so that we can tell you the best way to do this.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please make this payable to ‘The Save the Children Fund’ and send to the Legacy Income team at the above address.

Please send any accompanying paperwork with your payment.

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 Legacy Income team so that we can help you with this.

For more detailed information, email supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk or call 020 7012 6400 and let us know your message is for the Legacy Income Team. A member of the Legacy Income Team will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Leave a Gift in your Will