How to leave a legacy gift in your Will

Thank you for considering leaving us a gift in your Will – we really appreciate you taking the time to consider supporting Cancer Research UK in this way and playing a part in creating a future free from the fear of cancer. Your will is one of the most important things you’ll ever write, and we can help you with the process of making or updating a Will.

Here are 3 steps to get you started

3 steps to making your Will

List what you own

Think about everything you own (your estate and assets) and who you’d like to be your executor. Our Will planner may be helpful.

Plan who you would like to include

For many people loved ones will come first, but we also hope you’ll consider leaving a gift to a charity like Cancer Research UK. We receive no government funding for our research, so gifts from people like you make everything we do possible. With your help, we will write an end to cancer.

Decide who will write your Will

We would always recommend using a solicitor to write your Will  to ensure all legal formalities are carried out correctly, and your Will is written and witnessed in a valid way.

3 steps to updating your Will

Prepare your information

It’s important to keep your Will up to date. If your circumstances have changed, it may be a good time to review your Will to make sure it still reflects your wishes.

Review who you would like to include

For many people loved ones will come first, but we also hope you’ll consider leaving a gift to a charity like Cancer Research UK. We receive no government funding for our research, so gifts from people like you make everything we do possible. With your help, we will write an end to cancer.

Decide who should write your Will

Depending on the significance of the changes you’d like to make to your existing Will, it may be possible to use a codicil to make your amendments. A solicitor can advise on the best course of action.

Find your nearest contact

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy gift, contact our Regional Legacy Team.

Use the Free Will Service

0300 123 7733

Find out more about the Free Will Service and the first steps to use it.

Lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Use the contact form

Leave a message and your contact details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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