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Executors’ responsibilities

When the British Red Cross is a beneficiary of an estate, we have a duty to collect certain information, depending on the type of legacy left to the organisation.

Executors and charities are both required to make sure that the maximum value is obtained from legacies. These pages are intended to help you do so.

If you decide not to take on the responsibilities of an executor, you can instruct a solicitor or other professional to do it instead. Please note that the British Red Cross is unable to agree to act as sole executor in your will.


Documents we require

What you need to send us when someone has left the British Red Cross a legacy in their will.

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Expenses and accounts

Legal information about claiming expenses and disclosing account details.

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How to administer an estate

An outline of how to adminster an estate from identifying assets to preparing tax deduction certificates.

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How to send a legacy

Who to contact if you need to send us a legacy.

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Sales of assets

What to do when an estate includes assets that need to be sold.

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Information on the various charity tax exemptions that can help increase the value of the legacy the British Red Cross receives.


For more information

If British Red Cross is a beneficiary under an estate, and you require more information, please contact the legacy administration team.

0207 877 7351