Oxford, pledge to leave a gift in your Will

Sue and husband Patrick have pledged to leave a share of their Will to Cancer Research UK

After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a part of, or the remainder of your Will to help the cause or causes you care about.  This is known as a ‘residuary gift’ and it can be an easy way to have greater control over your Will.  A share isn’t affected by inflation, so it can also be the most valuable way to leave a gift in your Will.   

After both losing their spouses to cancer, Sue and Patrick met volunteering for Cancer Research UK. It was here loved blossomed, and the couple married in December 2016 

Sue tells us why she had decided to leave a gift in her Will 

“I feel passionate about the work of Cancer Research UK. I've seen directly the benefit the research can have on both individuals and the wider population. I support Cancer Research UK during my life and want to continue to support their life-saving research after my death. 

I have several priorities that I want my Will to address. After taking care of those close to me I have left a share of my estate to Cancer Research UK to help beat cancer for future generations. 

I pledge to leave a share of my Will so more couples are together for longer.” 

Patrick explains why leaving a residuary gift is important to him

"Cancer Research UK has a bold ambition to get to 3 in 4 surviving cancer by 2034. In 2034 my grandchildren will be 14, 16 and 18 years old and that's a world I want them to grow up in.  

A residuary gift is less likely to be affected by inflation, so it’s the most valuable way to leave money in my Will. Leaving this type of gift ensures I can make a donation that reflects my commitment to Cancer Research UK. 

I pledge to leave a share of my Will to create a world where no-one fears cancer” 


Pledge right now to leave a share of your Will

Gifts in Wills Guide

1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime*. Our research saves lives. We’ve come a long way, but we can not rest while people still suffer. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring 3 in 4 people in the UK diagnosed with cancer will survive for 10 years or more by 2034 and, beyond that, even more.

Cancer Research UK receives no government funding, and gifts in Wills account for over a third of our life-saving research. Without them we simply would not be able to undertake all the vital research we do which could one day beat cancer.

Make a pledge right now to leave a share of your Will and together we will beat cancer for future generations. 

To find out more get your free gifts in Wills guide or get in touch with your local Community Legacy Manager 

*(born after 1960)