Leave a legacy gift in your Will

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Get your free Gifts in Wills Guide

Our free guide contains everything you need to know about making a Will, including tips and information on:

  • How to write or amend your Will
  • Our Free Will Service
  • What gifts in Wills have helped us achieve and what they are funding now
  • The different types of gifts you can leave in your Will

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Our Free Will Service

Use our Free Will Service to write or update a simple Will for free. Most people who use the service leave a gift to Cancer Research UK.

You can do this over the phone, online or with your local participating solicitor.

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Leaving a gift in your Will funds the future of cancer research

A legacy donation is a gift left in a Will, that leaves some part of an person's estate as a donation to charity. There are many types of gifts left in Wills.

Leaving a gift in your Will means we can keep making breakthroughs and saving lives. When you leave a gift to us, you're helping to beat cancer for future generations. Thanks to our amazing supporters, gifts left in Wills fund over a third of our life-saving work. Together, we can accelerate the pace of progress, develop kinder and more effective treatments and detect cancer earlier. 

In the past 40 years, survival has doubled thanks to our pioneering research. All thanks to the generosity of people like you. But cancer won't rest. And neither will we. That why we’re committed to ensuring 3 in 4 people in the UK who are diagnosed with cancer survive by 10 years or more by 2034.

Right now, we are researching over 200 different types of cancer. Gifts in Wills help us continue this vital work and make treatments even more effective for future generations, bringing forward the day when nobody fears cancer. 

 

How to leave a gift in your Will

1. Request your free Gifts in Wills guide
Our free guide contains everything you need to know about making a Will. This includes who can help you, the types of gifts you can leave, how gifts help research and our Free Will service. 
 
2. Make a note of our name, address and registered charity number. 
You'll need to include these when leaving us a gift in your Will. 
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666), the Isle of Man (1103) and Jersey (247).
Registered address: 2 Redman Place, London, E20 1JQ.
 
3. Use our Free Will Service 
A participating solicitor will write or update a simple Will for you for free. Most people who use the service leave a gift to Cancer Research UK.  You can do this online, over the phone or face to face.
 
4. Get in touch with any questions you have. 
We have a team of local community advisors dedicated to answering any questions you may have. 
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