Gifts in Wills

Gifts in Wills, whatever the size, make a big difference. 

A gift in your Will enables NRAS to continue to develop and deliver vital services to those living with RA and JIA, now and in the future.

Your gift will mean that people living with RA or JIA, will have access to high-quality information about their condition. They will have the opportunity to speak to a trained volunteer or helpline professional who can listen to them when they may feel confused and alone.

Your gift will enable NRAS to support those with RA and JIA at every stage, with a referral programme that connects those newly diagnosed with our services.

Contact us

Leaving a gift in your Will is a very important decision and personal to you, we are here to help.  

Fill out the form below to get in touch with Emma or Helen in the Fundraising team, who would be more than happy to talk to you.

Alternatively you can email or call on 01628 823 524.

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Keeping in touch
NRAS exists to enable people with RA and JIA to live life to the full. We would love to keep you posted about our vital work, the support we offer, volunteering opportunities, research, membership, lotteries, appeals, gifts in wills, campaigning, events and local activities. 
If you opt out of all communication channels, we won’t be able to keep you up to date on how your support enables us to make a real difference in people’s lives and the important issues affecting the RA and JIA community.

You can contact us for more information or change the communications you receive at any time by contacting us on 01628 823524 or emailing We'll keep your personal details safe and if you would like more information, please view our privacy policy.

Why make a Will?

If you have not made a Will, your surviving family and friends may experience complications with your estate being divided according to law, not your wishes. If you have no surviving family, your entire estate will go to the state.

Leaving a Will lets you take care of your assets, your loved ones and the causes you care about after you are gone.

A gift of as little as  1%  of your estate can help us continue to do amazing things!

Gillian's story

Gillian left a gift in her Will to help future RA generations. As a consequence, NRAS will be able to support more people diagnosed and living with RA, thanks to supporters like Gillian.

Gillian was introduced to NRAS through her rheumatology team, and has since become a member, takes part in research projects, attends talks and has read all the publications. 

“I was 62 years old when the juggernaut of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) came my way – bringing with it severe pain and fatigue, not to mention confusion and anxiety. 

NRAS is a charity that I believe speaks for ME, along with all other people living with RA and JIA in the UK and because of this, I wished to support NRAS in a lasting way. 

I decided to leave a gift to NRAS in my Will. 

When thinking of writing your Will, you may become nostalgic of your childhood, bringing back fond memories with family and friends. 

For me, I remember diving into the tin of Quality Street that my Dad had brought home and enjoying my favourite sweet – the toffee penny. Every time I eat one, it takes me back to that time.” 

After thinking of your loved ones, and taking care of them in your Will, why not leave a gift to NRAS, because there’s nothing sweeter than leaving a gift for future generations living with RA and JIA.  

If you would like more information about leaving a gift in you Will, use the ‘get in touch’ form at the top of this page to get your FREE gifts in Wills pack and submit any questions that you may have.

The first 50 supporters to use this service will get a free sweet treat with their gifts in Wills pack!

How your gift could help

How to make a will? 

To leave a charitable gift in your Will, provide your Will writer with the details of your chosen charity (the charity name, address and registered charity number).   

How to leave a charitable gift to NRAS in your Will?    

To include NRAS in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our charity details, including our address and charity registration number, to ensure your kind gift reaches us.     

  • The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), Beechwood Suite 3, Grove Park Industrial Estate, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW
  • Registered charity in England and Wales (1134859), Scotland (SC039721).    

An example of wording you could use:  

I leave my / X share (s) of my residuary estate for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, NRAS, Beechwood Suite 3, Grove Park Industrial Estate, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LWregistered charity number 1134859 (England and Wales)/ SC039721 (Scotland), absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.  

We would love to hear your motivations for leaving a gift in your Will to NRAS, if you would like to share your reasons for doing so, please contact Emma or Helen in the Fundraising team at , call us at 01628 823524, or fill our our form above.

Octopus Legacy (previously known as Guardian Angel)

If you have already decided to leave a gift in your Will, NRAS has partnered with expert Will writings, Octopus Legacy, offering you the opportunity to write or update your Will for FREE. How to start your Will:

1. Visit the Octopus Legacy website here to begin your Will online.

2. Call Octopus Legacy on 0800 773 4014 and quote ‘NRASFREE‘ to book a face-to-face appointment or begin your Will on the phone. Remembering us in your Will can make a lasting difference and help improve the quality of life of those living with RA and JIA across the UK.

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