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Include a gift in your will

Will people with arthritis ever be able to live without pain?

That's the big question. Will there ever be treatments effective enough to give every person with arthritis the chance to live free from pain? That's our goal.

Everything we do is underpinned by the research we conduct into arthritis - research that the NHS is not able to carry out - but whether we get there depends in part on people like you. Because one thing's for certain, investing in research is the only hope people with arthritis have. It's the only way we will ever reach that goal.

Here's just a few ways a gift in your will to Arthritis Research UK could help:

Your gift could help transform millions of lives

As many as 10 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis and related conditions. That means they live with daily, sometimes even constant, pain.

Advances in research could help provide the answers people need – and offer them a range of treatments that can help – so one day people with arthritis could live without pain. The gift you leave could help us get there.

You could help achieve a major breakthrough

Research has led to every treatment we have for every condition. It’s the only hope people with arthritis have.

To date, treatments such as anti-TNF drugs have transformed hundreds of thousands of lives. Who knows what a gift in your will could achieve?

You’ll help the UK lead the world in arthritis research

The UK’s arthritis research community is respected worldwide. Your gift will fund research projects and invest in the careers of the very best new graduates to keep the UK at the forefront of global arthritis research, and find the answers people need, faster.

You’ll push arthritis up the national agenda

It’s only thanks to your gifts that we can keep pushing the government, science and research community to prioritise research into arthritis.

You’ll help keep the country active

By helping people living with arthritis get the answers they need, you could help millions of people in the UK stay active and healthy – able to enjoy life; work and contribute to the economy; and play an active role in the community. You could help keep the UK active.

Arthritis Research UK is the only charity dedicated 100% towards research into all forms of arthritis

If you’ve lived with, or been affected by arthritis, you’ll want to help others who have the condition. Only research can offer hope of a future free from pain.

Only Arthritis Research UK is dedicated to funding and promoting that research. So if you want to make a significant difference to millions of lives, you should add Arthritis Research UK to the list of beneficiaries from your will.

If you'd like more information on what we're currently funding thanks to the generosity of others, you can search through our current grants. You can also find out regular updates on grants and our other work in our News section.

What can I do next?
• Find out more about the process of leaving a gift.
• Read a Q&A about leaving a gift in your will.
• Contact our legacy and tribute giving team on 0300 7900404 or email

Or, write to us at:
Arthritis Research UK
Copeman House, St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Derbyshire S41 7TD  

Contact Us

Call, email or write to us for help or to request one of our Together we can beat arthritis will guides.

How to include a gift in your will

Advice on wording, tax and the types of gift you can make– for supporters and will-making professionals.

Why research matters

Find out more about some of our work and why research is so important.

Information for executors

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We understand that being an executor can be demanding. We’re here to support you in administering your loved one’s estate and their legacy.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.