Leaving a gift to Cancer Recovery in your will is a straightforward, easy and cost effective way to support our work. Legacy gifts help fund our vital services and we couldn’t do what we do without them. Here you’ll find the materials you need to set up a legacy gift to Cancer Recovery Foundation UK, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.
How do I leave a legacy?
Leaving a legacy to Cancer Recovery Foundation UK simply involves adding a short paragraph (sometimes known as a clause) to your will. We would always that you use a qualified solicitor to assist you with this.
Download our suggested legacy clause wordings here. We suggest you consult a solicitor when making any changes to your will, or if you are looking to make your first will. You may find it useful to print our example phrases and take them with you when visiting your solicitor.
A codicil form can be an easy way to make a quick addition to your existing will, ours can be downloaded below. We would always recommend using a qualified solicitor when completing this form.
Would you prefer something in the post?
Our legacy booklet contains suggested legacy clause wordings, our codicil form and more, all the information you might need to help you change your will and leave a legacy to Cancer Recovery.
I haven’t made a will yet but would like to leave Cancer Recovery Foundation UK a gift, what basic information do I need to include in my will?
The most important bits of information to include are our name, our address and our registered charity number. Cancer Recovery Foundation UK, 50 Broadway, London, SW11 0BL
Registered charity in England and Wales (1105703) and in Scotland (SC039731)
How much can I leave as a legacy?
A common misconception is that a legacy has to be an enormous sum of money. This is not the case.
Of course family and friends must come first in your thoughts, but any legacy left in a will no matter how small or how large, is important to the charities you support.
What is a residuary or pecuniary legacy?
The two main types of legacy people most commonly leave are residuary and pecuniary.
A residuary legacy is when a person leaves a percentage of their estate to a charity. This means that, however much your estate is ultimately worth, you ensure your loved ones are looked after as well as giving a gift to your chosen charity. It also means you don’t have to keep altering your will as circumstances change.
A percuniary legacy is a set sum of money. However, we advise that you consult your solicitor on what is best for your particular circumstances.
If you would like to calculate what you may have left to leave please visit the Remember a Charity website to use their estate calculator.
What if my circumstances change?
One of the great things about a legacy is that it allows you to take account of any changes that may happen to your personal circumstances.
With a properly worded legacy, you can be safe in the knowledge that, should your circumstances change, your will automatically takes account of this.
So you are able to look after yourself, friends and family whilst also knowing that you will still be doing something for your favourite charity if there is any money left over after you die.