Leave a gift in your Will

Pass on something wonderful - leave a gift to Guts UK in your Will

Be a part of future life-changing research into digestive diseases.

Although it’s a big decision, even a small gift in your will to Guts UK will make a very real difference to the lives of those affected by diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas.

Your gift will ensure continuing research to enable earlier diagnosis, kinder treatments and the possibility of a cure for future generations.


Margaret & her husband, Jack

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 he contracted Weil’s disease (as a keen canoeist). This is a bacterial condition that is carried through animals (normally rats). It can be caught through contaminated fresh water. 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 Margaret & Jack's Story

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 leave a gift in their will without condition, which allows us to fund research, provide information and raise awareness of priority areas, where the above may lack.

We understand that leaving a gift in your Will to a charity isn’t a decision taken lightly, and if you’d like to restrict your gift to a certain area, please do contact us.

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

3 St Andrews Place




Reg. Charity Number: 1137029