Giving In Your Will | Children's Charity | Action Medical Research

Please consider making a gift in your will to help us find and fund the research that could change and save lives for generations of children to come.

In the next 10 years we hope to invest a further £25m in research, but we can only do that with support.  We can’t do it alone.

For more information contact our Gifts in Wills Team, view the will guide brochure or request a copy by post.

If you would like to let us know about a gift you have already left in your will or a gift you intend to leave, please download our gift in will response form.

How a gift in your will could make a difference for children

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A gift left in your will could help fund the very best research

Meet some of the researchers

The work of Action Medical Research is driven by the belief that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We continue to tackle the challenges disease and disability present by funding some of the best medical research in the world.

Gifts left to Action will fund only the very best research most likely to have an impact. Our Scientific Advisory Panel and external reviewers made up of world-class medical researchers ensures that we focus our funds on the best doctors and researchers in children’s hospitals, specialist units and universities across the UK. Our review process ensures that we are investing in the best research programmes most likely to make a difference.

What a gift in your will could achieve

A gift in your will could unlock a future medical breakthrough, hold the key to a cure or treatment for a childhood illness, or simply make day-to-day life easier for children suffering illness or living with a disability. Every gift, no matter what the size, will make a lasting difference and will pave the way for better medical care for generations of babies and children to come.


Could fund a research midwife’s shift to help identify which mothers could benefit from tailored antenatal care to save their babies from the effects of pre eclampsia and low birth weight.


Could fund the purchase of eye trackers which are used to look at eye gaze to help predict the development of autism and ADHD symptoms in children with the rare condition neurofibromatosis.


Could fund the monitoring of children being treated for epilepsy to help find new treatments for those suffering from uncontrollable seizures.


Could fund an entire research project looking to find new targeted treatments for children with leukaemia.

How to make a gift in your will

Making a will

Having an up to date will is the only way to ensure that your wishes, with regards to your loved ones and any charities you wish to remember are carried out in the way that you intended.

Updating a will

If you already have a will you do not need to rewrite it to add a gift to charity. You can make amends to your will by completing a codicil.

Types of gift

There are 3 main types of gift you can make in your will. A percentage share, a fixed cash gift or a specific item.

Tax benefits

Leaving a gift to charity can reduce the inheritance tax due on your estate so can benefit your loved ones.

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