Air Ambulances UK

Leave a Gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will to Air Ambulances UK you are giving the gift of a lifetime to someone facing the unthinkable.

Leaving a gift in your Will to Air Ambulances UK, no matter how big or small will help air ambulance charities across the UK save even more lives.

A gift in your Will costs nothing in your lifetime but will give the gift of life to someone experiencing a sudden life-threatening illness or injury. Whether you want to update an existing Will or you’re planning to write you first Will, leaving a gift to charity is simple and easy to do.

An up-to-date Will ensures your wishes for your loved ones and any charity you support will be clearly understood and honoured.

Why are legacies so important?

We understand that providing for your loved ones will be your top priority when making a Will but  many people will also choose to leave a gift in their Will to their favourite charities.

Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, enabling them to save even more lives every day. Our vision is that  together  we  will ensure  the  best  possible chance  of survival  and  patient outcome  for everyone  in  need  of  lifesaving  pre-hospital  care.  We understand that you may wish to support your local air ambulance charity with your gift, please ask us if you aren’t sure who this is.

Information for Executors

The information you might need if you are administering a Will that includes a gift to Air Ambulances UK.

Get in touch to leave a gift in your will:

Please refer to the below to discuss leaving a gift in your will. Thank you.

If you wish to leave a will to Air Ambulances UK click below.

If you wish to leave a will to your local air ambulance click below.


If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to help the UK’s air ambulances save even more lives, we strongly recommend that you speak to a solicitor to ensure that your wishes will be carried out.

You will need to take the following information with you:

Association of Air Ambulances (Charity) Ltd

Registered address: International House, 126 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 3AP

Registered charity number: 1161153 (England and Wales) and SC051021 (Scotland)

Not at all, whatever the size of your gift – large or small – you will be helping air ambulance charities to save even more lives. Your estate is calculated based on what you have left when you die, if you arrange your gift to Air Ambulances UK as a residuary gift, it will only be paid after all the other gifts you leave to your loved ones have been made.

Pecuniary gifts are gifts of a set amount of money. If you would like a gift of money to keep its value over the years, it is a sensible idea to ask your solicitor to index-link it.

Residuary gifts are gifts that are a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. Many people choose to add a percentage of their estate to Air Ambulances UK as this means our gift remains in proportion to what they want to leave to loved ones.

Specific gifts are things, such as jewellery, a property, or shares.

Your solicitor will be able to explain this in more detail.

Your solicitor will be familiar with the wording to use and will be able to advise you on the best wording to use, depending on your wishes.

Yes, at the moment, if you leave a gift to Air Ambulances UK in your will it will not be included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied.

However, the threshold at which inheritance tax kicks in changes from time to time. To ensure you have the most up to date information and understand the tax implications for your estate, you should discuss this with your solicitor who will be able to advise.

We are grateful for both types of gifts, and many people who leave us a gift in their Will also support us during their lifetime. Others use their Wills to support the UK’s air ambulance charities for the first time.

You don’t have to tell us if you decide to leave us a gift in your Will. However, we would love to be able to say thank you, and to keep you informed about our lifesaving work. Any information you share is completely confidential and we understand that you may change your mind.

We understand that you may change your mind and that circumstances change. If you would like to change your mind about leaving a gift in your Will you can do so, please speak to your solicitor to do so.

If you want to make a change or an addition to your existing Will, you can usually do this easily with a codicil. But it is very important to use a solicitor to do this to make sure your wishes are honoured properly.

Under no circumstances should you write on an existing Will itself. You should keep any codicil you make with your existing Will but not physically attached to it.

Get in touch with Air Ambulances UK

Leaving a gift in your Will to Air Ambulances UK is a very personal and important decision and we are here to help. If you are interested in leaving a gift in your Will to Air Ambulances UK or would like more information on the impact your gift will have or just general support and guidance, please contact our Head of Income Generation Emma Carter by email.

If you have already chosen to support Air Ambulances UK in your Will, we would love to hear from you so we can say thank you! It is also helpful to let us know as this allows us to plan for the future.

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