We’ve provided some guidance below if you’re an executor for someone that has left a gift in their Will to Barnardo’s. 

We hope it’s useful but if you do need any more guidance, particularly if you are not a professional (i.e. solicitor) executor and the process is unfamiliar to you, you can use the following reference guide published by the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM).

If you do need further support please feel free to get in touch with our Legacy Management Team. Email [email protected] or call us on 020 8498 7075. 

Paying in a legacy gift 

Prior to paying in any legacy, it is always very helpful if you can send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

  1. Your details

  2. Details of the deceased e.g. name and last known address 

  3. A description of the gift

  4. A copy of the Will

  5. Any information on the motivations behind why the gift was left to us 

By BACS:

Due to COVID-19, members of the team are working remotely and so it would be helpful if you could pay in any legacy monies electronically. 

To pay via bank transfer please use the following details: 

Barclays Bank

Mile End & Bow Business Centre

240 Whitechapel Road

E1 1BS

Account name: BARN LEGACY

Account number: 30926655

Sort Code: 20-57-30

Please include ‘Legacies’ and the name of the deceased as the reference so that we can make sure we identify the payment correctly.

If you have any doubt about the correct bank details or prefer to confirm, please call your contact at Barnardo's if you have their details or alternatively call our switchboard on 020 8550 8822 and ask to speak to a member of the Legacy Operations Team. 

By cheque:

Due to Covid-19 please avoid sending any cheques and use BACS instead. 

However if this isn’t possible, please send a cheque made payable to ‘Barnardo’s’ to Legacies at Barnardo’s, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG 

Other payment methods:

If you’d like to pay in a legacy by other means such as card, please contact us directly.  

Will wording 

If you’re drafting a Will for a client the wording below may help:

Residuary legacy:

I give (….)% of my residuary estate to Barnardo’s (registered charity nos 216250 and SCO37605) of Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 1QG to be applied for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer at Barnardo's shall be good and sufficient discharge.

Pecuniary legacy: 

I give to Barnardo’s (registered charity nos 216250 and SCO37605) of Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG, the sum of £... to be applied for its general purposes, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer at Barnardo’s shall be good and sufficient discharge.