15,000 people in the UK live with sickle cell; a genetic blood disorder causing anaemia and episodes of severe pain. Over time people with sickle cell can experience damage to organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, heart and spleen. The only possible cure for the disorder is bone marrow transplant but this is currently only possible for a limited number of affected individuals who have a suitable donor.
For the last 40 years, the Sickle Cell Society has been working alongside patients, families, and healthcare professionals to raise awareness, provide support and empower people living with sickle cell to achieve their full potential. The Society works both at ground level within the community and on a national level through campaigning for policy changes and supporting research.
By leaving a gift to the Sickle Cell Society you are joining that legacy and helping to improve the lives of future generations.
When you leave a gift in your will, we make a promise to continue supporting the sickle cell community. Your support enables us to reach more people, run more activities, and improve more lives.
After taking care of your family, why not leave a gift to support the Sickle Cell Society and help transform lives?
If you decide you would like to include a gift to the Sickle Cell Society, you need to know our registered charity number and address which must be written into your Will:
Sickle Cell Society
54 Station Road
Charity no. 1046631
We would love for you to get in touch if you are interested in leaving a gift or if you have questions about how it works and how we will use your money. You can contact us using the details below:
By Phone: 020 8961 7795
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Post: 54 Station Road, London, NW10 4UA
You can also find out more by filling in this quick form:
We want to say a massive thank you to all who choose to leave a gift in their will to support our work. We know that it is an important decision to make and we greatly appreciate that you have chosen to support us.
If you do decide to leave a gift to support our work then we would love to know about it. That way we can keep you updated with the work we are doing.
Please fill in the short form below:
If you have decided to leave a gift to the Sickle Cell Society then please complete this form to let us know so we can send you a thank you letter and keep you updated with the work we are doing.
I already have a Will. Can I update it to include the Sickle Cell Society?
Yes. You can add a codicil for any minor changes to your Will, including the addition of a charity. When you speak to your solicitor they will advise you if a codicil is the best option. If there are several changes to make it may be more appropriate to re-write your Will – which doesn’t cost much more.
Can I specify how I would like my gift to be used?
Yes. Please contact our Fundraising Officer for more information: email@example.com or call 020 8961 7795
Will my gift be taxed?
No. Gifts to charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax and this can be a way of reducing exposure of your estate to tax. For more information, visit the HM Revenue & Customs website
How much does the gift have to be to make a real difference?
Every gift can make a positive difference to the future of the Society and the lives of people living with sickle cell. We receive gifts of a range of different sizes and it is when they are collected together that they make the most impact.
I’m the Executor of an estate and there’s a gift to the Sickle Cell Society in the Will. Who should I contact?
Please contact our Fundraising Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8961 7795