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Leave a gift to Action in your will

Why leave a gift to a charity in your will?

Leaving a gift to Action Medical Research in your will is a wonderful way for your hopes and beliefs to live on into the future.

Charities like Action Medical Research desperately need more money to continue funding vital medical research to make important breakthroughs that benefit millions of people. Including a gift to Action Medical Research in your will directly supports the medical advances of the future, saving and transforming children's lives. 

A gift in your will can be:

  • A specific amount of money
  • A particular property or item
  • A share (or the whole) of whatever is left over after all the other gifts are made (called the ‘residuary’)

You may also receive tax benefits for including a gift to Action Medical Research in your will. A gift in your will to a charity is free of inheritance tax and may also reduce the amount of tax payable on the rest of your will. If you give at least 10% of your taxable estate to charity, you receive inheritance tax relief. This means you will pay 36% rather than 40% tax on the taxable part of your estate (your money, possessions or property). Find out more here 

Fund the future of medical research

We believe that we can beat the diseases and conditions that devastate the lives of so many babies, children and young people. We are tackling this challenge by funding some of the best medical research in the world. Your gift could help find the answers that will change the world for future generations of children.


Your free will

You can use one of our free will-writing offers to make or update a will through a local solicitor, online or over the phone. 

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.

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.

How do I leave a gift to charity in my will?

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

Our free Will Guide gives you information on:

  • making or updating a will
  • the different types of gift you can leave
  • tax benefits through inheritance tax
  • wording for your will

Request a free guide to writing your will

We have created a handy guide containing all the information you might need to leave a life-changing gift in your will.

Our history

Action Medical Research started in 1952 to fund research into polio. The charity has had a number of name changes since then:

1952-1960:  The National Fund for Poliomyelitis Research

1960-1967:  The National Fund for Research into Poliomyelitis and Other Crippling Diseases, also known as the Polio Research Fund

1967-1990:  The National Fund for Research into Crippling Diseases, also known informally as Action for the Crippled Child and Action Research for the Crippled Child - ARCC

1990-2003:  Action Research

2003-now:   Action Medical Research

We are still the same organisation, with the same vision: prevention, treatments and cures for diseases and conditions.

How a gift in your will could save lives

Keith, Fleur and Aiden

Who is remembering Action with a gift in their will?

We are grateful to the many people who have already chosen to support us with a gift in their will.

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