Leave a gift in your will

Pass on something wonderful

Pass on a cure for digestive diseases

Our guts have been underfunded, undervalued and underrepresented for decades. Unanswered questions about gut health causes pain, suffering, even death.

It’s time the UK got to grips with guts.

In 2021 Guts UK turned 50 years old. In 1971, our founders got together and decided they wanted to do something to end the pain and suffering that we recognise all too well.

A lot has changed since then. But the truth is, 50 years on, we haven’t yet achieved our founder’s goals.

You can help end the pain, suffering and death. Consider supporting Guts UK with a gift in your will. Let’s get to grips with our guts, and save lives.

Iris’ Story

Julia’s mother Iris passed away due to stomach cancer. Wishing to discover what crucial work and research Guts UK were doing into digestive cancers, Julia called Team Guts UK to discuss leaving a charitable gift in her Will.

“I asked the surgeon if he would have been able to do anything if she was 30 years younger (as mum was 87 at the time). He said no.”

Our research has the capacity to diagnose earlier, develop new, kinder treatments and ultimately discover a cure.

Julia’s future gift ensures Guts UK can continue to bring about important change in this misunderstood area of health.

Read Iris’ story here, as told by her daughter, Julia.

Jack’s Story

After reading about Guts UK’s research prizes focusing on the liver, Margaret was prompted to contact us and tell us about her legacy plans. Her husband, Jack, needed a liver transplant after contracting Weil’s disease (as a keen canoeist), a bacterial condition that is carried through animals (normally rats). Jack was lucky enough to receive a transplant and lived a happy life into retirement.

Margaret’s legacy will ensure that she and Jack are part of future research into the liver.

Read Jack’s story here.

Kate’s Story

Kate found Guts UK through Instagram, and loved what we stood for. After taking part in our first #GUTSelfie campaign, Kate became an important part of our online community. We were honoured when she told us she’d chosen us to leave a charitable gift in her and her husband’s Will.

Read Kate’s story here.

Frequently asked questions:

Do I have to be wealthy to leave a gift in my Will?

You don’t have to be wealthy at all to leave a gift in your will. A gift of any size makes a real difference for future generations.

Each gift of any size sends us one step closer to funding crucial research and answering pertinent questions surrounding life-changing digestive disorders for those that need it most.

Am I able to leave my gift to a specific area?

Of course. We’d happily answer any questions you have with regards to this.

Most supporters leave a general gift in their will, which allows us to fund research, provide information and raise awareness where it will be most needed, when the gift is realised.

We understand that leaving a gift in your will to a charity isn’t a decision taken lightly, and if you have a preferred area of our work to support, we’d be happy to talk to you. Please contact us today.

Is writing a Will expensive?

Costs vary depending on the complexity of the Will and your own, personal circumstances. You should discuss this with your solicitor.

Your Will is the one of the most important documents you’ll ever create, so we recommend seeking professional advice. Find a solicitor here. 


Will I pay less tax if I leave a gift to charity?

Yes it will. Any gifts to registered UK charities can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that will be paid on your estate.

For more information, discuss this with your solicitor.

Do I need to inform you if I leave a gift in my Will?

No. You don’t have to tell us your decision to leave a gift in your Will and we’ll always respect your right to privacy.

Should you wish to share this with us, we’d love to hear from you – so we can thank you and display our gratitude.

What wording should I include in my Will?

We recommend you discuss this with your solicitor, as this depends on the type of gift you wish to leave.

However, should you choose to leave a gift to Guts UK, it’s vital you include our full name, registered address and charity number:

Guts UK – Core – The Digestive Disorders Foundation

2 St Andrews Place




Reg. Charity Number: 1137029



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