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Celebrate Your life and Give a GIFT in Your Will

Give a Gift In Your Will

Make a FREE will and support Thames Valley Air Ambulance (RRP £90).

We’ve partnered with Octopus Legacy to offer FREE Will writing services. It takes just 15 minutes to complete, and their expert team will review your application within ten working days. In return, all we ask is that you consider leaving us a gift in your Will.

Why Leave a Gift in Your Will?

Your legacy will keep hearts beating, lives intact, and families together.

It will keep our helicopters in the air and get paramedics to the people who need them most. It takes on thought and a small gift to ensure we can continue providing lifesaving, emergency care today, tomorrow, and forever.

Most people are surprised to learn that we receive no regular government or National Lottery funding. Our crew, helicopters, vehicles and all our emergency equipment are completely funded by our generous supporters, people like you.

By leaving a legacy to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, you’ll give critically ill and injured patients the best chance of survival and recovering from an emergency.

You’ll also be helping us to support the families and loved ones of patients, and help our paramedics and doctors keep up to date with the latest lifesaving treatment and equipment.

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Gifts in Wills account for 1/5th of our annual income.

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If you leave 10% of your estate to charity, your inheritance tax bill will decrease by 4%.

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In 2023, we were called out 3,293 times to help people in need of urgent critical care.

Find Out More

Whether you’ve decided to leave a gift in your Will or would like more information, we’d love to hear from you. Simply complete our short form and our Legacy Manager will be in touch.

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Loved Ones Come First

We understand that leaving a gift in your Will is an important decision and that it is important for you to decide in your own time.

Your Will is a precious document that will take care of your friends and family. It’s also an opportunity to support causes that are important to you.

Any gift, even just a small percentage of your estate, will ensure that if someone you love needs our help in the future, we’ll be there for them.

Gifts in Wills help keep us running and pay for vital equipment. This gives people the best change of survival when the worst happens. Please consider supporting us in this very special way. Thank you.

Lorraine Bint, Aftercare Manager

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE WILL PLANNER

Our free Will Planner will help you to prepare for a meeting with your solicitor.

Free and Discounted Will Writing Services

We offer a trusted and affordable Will service through The Goodwill Partnership, who can visit you at home or help you over the phone.

To find out more or make an appointment, their website via the link below or call 0844 669 6148. There is no obligation to leave us a gift in your Will when using this service, but we hope you’ll be inspired to support our work in this special way.

With the National Free Wills Network, Thames Valley Air Ambulance pay a discounted rate for your Will to be written by a local law firm.

While we hope you do choose to leave us a gift in your Will, there is zero obligation to do so. Please note that we have a limited number of Wills on offer through the Network.

If you are using a mobile device, please click here to view the form.

With Octopus Legacy, you can create a simple Will online. It only takes 15 minutes to complete your Will online before it is checked by a legal specialist and sent to you in print, together with instructions on how to sign it and have it witnessed.

As part of our partnership with the Remember a Charity consortium, you can receive 20% off will writing services with Co-Op Legal Services.

Call 0330 606 9578 or visit their website quoting RACWILLS01 for more information.

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TVAA crew loading equipment into helicopter

I quite often see the Thames Valley Air Ambulance helicopter overhead and I always look up and smile. Giving something back is one way I can show my gratitude, and pay kindness forward.

Jane O’Rourke, Supporter

FAQS

Gifts in Wills account for one fifth of our annual income. They are vital to fund our operations and other charitable costs. To find out more, please read our latest Impact Report.

If you need a solicitor, please use our National Free Will Network above, above will send you details of six solicitors working close to where you live.

Before you visit your solicitor it’s important to decide who will inherit what and when. Making your wishes clear makes it easier for your loved ones to deal with your affairs after your death. Our Gifts in Wills information pack includes a planner that may help. You can request a pack using the enquiry form.

If you decide to include a gift to Thames Valley Air Ambulance in your Will, your solicitor will need our charity name, registered charity address and number, as well as the details of the gift type and amount you’d like to give. 

Charity name: Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Registered charity address: Stokenchurch House, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3SX

Registered charity number: 1084910

Inheritance tax is based on the value of a person’s estate upon their death. The ‘nil rate band’ or ‘inheritance tax threshold’ is the value of the estate that is exempt from inheritance tax. You could decrease the amount of inheritance tax by 4% if you choose to leave 10% or more of your estate to charity. For further information about inheritance tax, visit www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax. For all tax advice, we suggest you get in touch with a solicitor.