Yes. Worldwide Cancer Research are the leading UK charity funding research at any recognised institution in the world into all types of cancer. Contact our Legacy Team to discuss this option and how we can personalise your gift.
It's never too early to start planning for the future. Writing a Will early on ensures your possessions go to the people and causes you care about. Still unsure? Amy and her husband wrote their Will in their thirties. Read her story here.
Any gift of any size will go directly towards funding the best cancer research in the world. We were able to fund 8 cancer research projects because of gifts left in Wills last year. Imagine if your legacy went on to fund the next big breakthrough which stopped future generations from suffering?
You do not need to make a new Will. Instead you can add a codicil to your Will and send it to your solicitor. A codicil is a document on which changes or additions are made to an existing Will and must be read in conjunction with it.
Go to our Free Will Writing service page, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and reference 'Free Will Writing service' in your email. Please note that we only have a limited availability for this free service. Once our annual allocation has been taken up, the offer may be withdrawn, so please register early to have your Will written or reviewed. You must supply a UK address when registering for the service.
Most people who use the Free Will Service choose to leave a gift, but there is no obligation to include a gift to us. If you choose to support us with a gift we'll be able to fund more cancer research projects.
You can find all the information you need to guide you through the process on this page.
If you leave a gift to Worldwide Cancer Research in your Will, it will not be included when valuing your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. The value of your gift will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied. We would encourage you to discuss this with your solicitor when making your Will.
Your solicitor will need our registered address and charity numbers, which are: Registered Charity number: Registered in Scotland, No 152991, Charity No SC022918. Our registered address: 1st Floor, Canning Exchange, 10 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG
There are four main types of legacy gift
- Residual gift - a share of your estate or assets
- Pecuniary gift - a gift of a fixed amount of money
- Specific gift - a specific item such as jewellery or a house
- Reversionary gift - if you set up a trust for someone to use over a period, this is a gift that is given when they pass away
We would always recommend using a solicitor when making or updating your Will, but to assist you, we have prepared some suggested legacy clauses for England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.
Legacy clause wording for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
1). I give…
- The sum of £ _____ (pounds)
- The share of ____ (percentage) of my real and personal property
- My _____________ (short description of property given)
free of tax to Worldwide Cancer Research (registered charity no. SC022918) of 1st Floor, Canning Exchange, 10 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG.
2). I direct that the receipt of the fully authorised officer of Worldwide Cancer Research shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executor/Trustees.
Legacy clause wording for Scotland
I direct my Executors/Trustee to…
Pay the sum of £____ pounds
Pay and make over a _____ share of the residue of my estate
Pay and makeover my _____________ (short description of property given)
to Worldwide Cancer Research (registered charity no. SC022918) of 1st Floor, Canning Exchange, 10 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG for its general charitable purposes absolutely and I direct that the receipt of the full authorised officer of Worldwide Cancer Research shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executor/Trustees.