Paying in a Legacy

Paying In a Legacy

We would be very grateful if you could provide a covering letter or email which includes the following information (if you choose to pay in the gift online, you will be able to provide these details during the online process):

  • The full name and title of the deceased
  • Their last address
  • The date of death
  • The Executor’s name and contact details
  • A copy of the will and any codicils (photocopy/scan/photo acceptable). This shows our auditors that the Charity is entitled to the legacy gift and that the charity has complied with any special wishes
  • If the gift is a residuary legacy, where Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is left a share or percentage of an estate, please include a copy of the final estate accounts
  • If possible, please include any information about the reason for the legacy

Please post to our head office: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Cayley House, 10 South Lane, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0HQ or email to

This information is required for us to be able to issue the Executor with a receipt and discharge. As a registered charity, it also helps us comply with Charity Commission auditing requirements. You can read further guidance about administering residuary gifts in the Administration of a charitable estate – notes for executors leaflet.

We will also be able to amend our donor record for the deceased, if applicable.

Thank you for all that you are doing as Executor, enabling the Charity to receive the Testator’s kind gift.

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Payment by BACS

In order to help us identify the payment when it reaches the charity accounts, we would please ask for you to write to, or email us providing the details outlined above. Please use the name of the deceased as the payment reference and use the following bank details:

  • Sort Code: 30-90-57
  • Account Number: 00244035
  • Account Name: Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ltd
  • Bank Address: Lloyds Bank, 75 Commercial Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5EQ
  • (Please note that Gift Aid cannot be applied to legacy payments.)
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If you are paying in a legacy by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Yorkshire Air Ambulance’, and post, together with a covering letter including the details outlined above, to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Cayley House, 10 South Lane, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0HQ

Once we have received the gift, we will send you a thank you letter or email as a receipt acknowledging payment.