Forward thinking today can help Ataxia UK find effective treatments and a cure through world-class research tomorrow. Until a cure is found, Ataxia UK is committed to supporting people who are living with ataxia, their family, friends and carers. 

We understand your loved ones come first, and that you may wish to take care of family and friends before considering a gift to Ataxia UK in your Will; if you are considering it however, then please read our advice below.

Legacies are vital in helping to achieve our aims and a gift of any size is gratefully received. Leaving a gift to Ataxia UK in your Will can give you profound satisfaction in knowing that your support will live on into the future. You don’t need to be wealthy. It costs nothing now to leave a gift in your will, and gifts of all amounts are hugely appreciated.


We will never pressure you to tell us your decision about leaving a gift to Ataxia UK. Anything you do tell us is confidential and is not legally binding. If you would like to notify us that a gift will be being left, please fill out this form and send it to Ataxia UK.

How do I leave a gift?

If you don’t already have a Will, we recommend that you speak to a Solicitor. They will advise you on what your Will should contain to ensure your wishes are carried out. If you decide to leave a gift to Ataxia UK, please include our name and registered charity number 1102391 / SC040607

Types of gift

There are three ways you can consider remembering Ataxia UK in your Will.

  1. A residuary gift - this is a percentage share of your estate, once other specific legacies and claims against the estate have been settled.
  2. A pecuniary gift- this is a fixed sum of money expressed as a gift in your Will.
  3. A specific item - the gift of a specific item (a car, painting, property etc.).

If you have already made a Will you can change it by asking your Solicitor to add a ‘Codicil’- a formal addition to your Will.

To download an information sheet containing an explanation of the legal terms associated with a will, click here.

Find out more

If you would like more information, or would like a friendly chat about leaving a gift in your Will, please see our guidance page, email: [email protected], or call 020 7582 1444 and speak to one of our friendly team.