Useful information for Executors

Acting as Executor can be a uniquely challenging responsibility. If someone has chosen you to be the Executor of their Will and left a gift to Crisis, we may be able to help.

You can contact George Shelley on wills@crisis.org.uk or 020 7036 2642 with any questions you may have. George cannot provide legal advice, but he will assist and support you in any way he can.

  • Please address all correspondence to George Shelley, at Crisis, 66 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT.
  • To pay a legacy gift, please make cheques payable to Crisis UK
  • Or if you would like to pay by bank transfer, contact George to get our bank details
  • When posting a legacy cheque, please include some details of the deceased, including their full name and last address*

*this means we can prevent any further mailings being sent

Further things to consider

We always like finding our more about the wonderful people who support Crisis, whether it is donating, giving up their time as volunteers, or leaving a gift in their Will. If you have any information about what led someone to support Crisis, or a story you can share from their life, please include this when you contact us.

If you are Executor for an estate where a share or percentage has been left to Crisis, we are required to collect some more information. You can contact George if you have any questions about this process.

Gifts to charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax so if you are administering an estate that is eligible for Inheritance Tax, it is important to this into account. More information on tax, and all aspects of the role of Executor can be found on this fact sheet.