Gifts in wills

We understand that choosing to leave a gift in your will is an important decision and we truly appreciate you taking the time to consider supporting the charity in this special way. Over half of all adults in the UK have not written a will; having a valid will is the best way of ensuring that your wishes are met, and that your loved ones and causes you care about are looked after. 

A gift in your will would make a lasting difference to support our community and fund vital research which is so badly needed – with your support we can realise our vision where no-one has their life limited by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s.  We are a small charity with limited funds and receive no Government funding, meaning your support is extremely important for us to continue our work. 

Watch our video to find out more about leaving a gift in your will to SRUK 

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A message from Lorna, 85

I decided to leave a gift to SRUK a few years after I was diagnosed with Scleroderma. My decision was easy when I found out that research projects sponsored by the charity were are carefully monitored and reported to the community. As a small charity, funds are limited and it relies entirely on donations, fundraising and legacies.

Since joining the charity I have met others with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s, and it has helped me to understand the complexities of the conditions. I know that there is somebody always available to help and give support. To me, SRUK feels like family.

By leaving a gift in my will, I know that my money will go towards continued research and support for individuals diagnosed with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s.

What type of gift can I leave?

There are three main types of gifts you can choose to leave in your will:

A residuary gift is a percentage of the remainder of your estate once your loved ones have been provided for and any debts or expenses have been deducted. You can choose to leave the total residue to one beneficiary or share the total between a number of beneficiaries.

A pecuniary gift is a specified sum of money of your choosing. 

A specific gift is a particular item, such as property, a piece of jewellery or an antique. 

Writing your will

When writing or updating your will, we always suggest you engage a solicitor or will writing professional to help you through the process and ensure your wishes are met. If you are planning to leave a gift in your will to SRUK, you need to include the following information:

Registered name: Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK
Address: 18-20 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EE
Registered charity number:  1161828

Get Help from Bequeathed

SRUK has partnered with Bequeathed to help you with the difficult decisions and make a lasting impact. Bequeathed is a trusted organisation that helps supporters like you create your Will For Good.

We are here to help you create the legacy you want to leave behind, so we can continue helping those affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s. By choosing to leave a gift in your will to SRUK, you can provide resources needed to fund research, offer support services and raise awareness. Through using our Free Will initiative, you can assign SRUK a portion of your estate or assets to ensure we can continue our vital work and positive impact.

Once you’ve taken care of your friends and family, SRUK would be extremely grateful if you considered leaving us a gift in your will. Simply visit Bequeathed to begin your journey. In 3 easy steps you can create your Will For Good.

1. Take the online will interview. Bequeathed will support and guide you through the process and create your will based on your answers.

2. Attend a 30-minute appointment with a legal professional to discuss your situation and requirements, ensuring the will fully caters for all your needs.

3. Receive your free will in the post, sign it and have it witnessed. Return it to the legal firm found by Bequeathed, who will then check it has been executed correctly.

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Brenda was a great supporter of the charity and found your services and support extremely beneficial over the years and this was her way of saying thank you.

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Brian, Brenda's husband

Contact us

If you are planning to leave a gift in your will to SRUK, or intend to, we would love the opportunity to say thank you. And should you have any questions or require further information please email or call 020 3893 5998.

SRUK was formed in March 2016 when two existing charities merged: The Scleroderma Society and the Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association.

If you have already left a gift in your will to either of these two charities, you do not need to make any changes to your will. The two charities remain registered but are not operational, which means when your gift is received, it will automatically pass to SRUK.

Keri de Souza's gift

Keri de Souza has kindly left a gift in her will to SRUK, inspired by her mother, Lucinda de Souza, who also remembered us in her will.

“One of the abiding images I have of my mother is her cooking wearing fingerless gloves. She tried to carry on doing the things she loved (she was an excellent cook), but I know that she suffered so much from the effect of Raynaud’s on her hands and fingers. She left a legacy to SRUK, and I decided to do the same in her memory”.

Keri and Lucinda’s generous gifts will help fund vital research to offer hope for the future as well as providing support to other people currently living with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s.