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Create a better tomorrow for children with cancer

We want to give children diagnosed with cancer a brighter future, to do so it is essential to invest in research and find drugs that work well without lots of side-effects, then the next phase will be to make the drug treatment less burdensome for the child – and the family. With your support, scientists can develop new treatments that are less harmful to the children they are meant to help. A gift in your Will can help achieve this. We are a small charity with few overheads, so you can be assured that a gift in your Will be invested wisely to help the 4,500 children and young people diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK.


Understanding how it works...

About Gifts in Wills

A Will is a legal document that includes instructions on what you would like to happen to your assets, and can also include funeral plans and other important instructions. There are three types of gifts that you can leave in your Will:

  • Residuary legacy – a percentage of your estate after debts and other gifts
  • Pecuniary legacy – a fixed amount of money
  • Specific legacy – a specific item like a personal possession

If you do not make a Will, the State will decide how best to divide up your assets. By making a Will, you can leave your possessions to the people and causes that you care about most.

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020 7404 0808

Why should I make a will?

We want to give children diagnosed with cancer a brighter future. Gifts in wills are crucial to achieve huge long-term goals, and as we receive no help from the government we need long-term funding in order to accomplish our mission. Leaving a gift in you will is going to help us:

  • Contributing to a visionary research project, bringing forward life-saving breakthroughs and find a cure for all types of childhood cancer.
  • Learning more about the causes of childhood cancer to help prevent it and develop life-saving treatments without life-changing side effects.
  • Funding Homes from Home near hospitals, so families can stay close to their children during their cancer treatment.
  • Encouraging children and family going through their cancer journey with beads symbolising a treatment or a milestone

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  • Make a list of everything that you own, including property, bank accounts, shares and possessions and so on.
  • Make a list of any debts, including outstanding mortgage payments, overdrafts and loans.
  • Choose the appropriate people to act as your executor/s, who will carry out the instructions in your Will.
  • Make a list of the loved ones and organisations that you would like to remember in your Will, and what you would like to leave to each of them.
  • Consider any other details that you might like to include, such as naming a guardian for any young children, funeral instructions and care of dependent relatives and/or pets.
  • Select a Wills and Probate solicitor via The Law Society in England and Wales (lawsociety.org.uk) or The Law Society of Scotland (lawscot.org.uk). Or contact us about The National Free Wills Network to potentially have your Will written or amended for free .

If you already have a Will and want to update it you can still use one of our Free Will Services.

You can update your Will for free online at Farewill.co.uk using voucher code CWCUK1902 or contact Alan to find out more.

You can also amend your Will via the National Free Will Network, find out more by downloading our legacy pack

Our downloadable Legacy pack includes information on making and updating a Will as well as a form for changing your existing Will using a Codicil and a form for the Free Wills Network

Download our Legacy pack

 

  • Make a list of everything that you own, including property, bank accounts, shares and possessions and so on.
  • Make a list of any debts, including outstanding mortgage payments, overdrafts and loans.
  • Choose the appropriate people to act as your executor/s, who will carry out the instructions in your Will.
  • Make a list of the loved ones and organisations that you would like to remember in your Will, and what you would like to leave to each of them.
  • Consider any other details that you might like to include, such as naming a guardian for any young children, funeral instructions and care of dependent relatives and/or pets.
  • Select a Wills and Probate solicitor via The Law Society in England and Wales (lawsociety.org.uk) or The Law Society of Scotland (lawscot.org.uk). Or contact us about The National Free Wills Network to potentially have your Will written or amended for free .

If you already have a Will and want to update it you can still use one of our Free Will Services.

You can update your Will for free online at Farewill.co.uk using voucher code CWCUK1902 or contact Alan to find out more.

You can also amend your Will via the National Free Will Network, find out more by downloading our legacy pack

Our downloadable Legacy pack includes information on making and updating a Will as well as a form for changing your existing Will using a Codicil and a form for the Free Wills Network

Download our Legacy pack

 

Create or update your Will for free

If you are interested in creating your Will online free of charge you can visit Farewill.co.uk and use voucher code CWCUK1902.

As a member of the National Free Wills Network, Children with Cancer UK is pleased to be able to offer all supporters a free Will writing service. You are under no obligation to leave a gift to us in your Will, but we would be delighted if you did.

Our downloadable Legacy pack includes information on making and updating a Will and a form for the Free Wills Network

Download our Legacy pack

FAQs

A Will is a legal document and so for peace of mind we always recommend that you ask a solicitor to draw it up for you.

To find a local Wills and Probate solicitor, visit lawsociety.org.uk (in England and Wales) or lawscot.org.uk (Scotland).

The cost will vary depending on the complexity of your Will, but if your requirements are simple, it need not be expensive.
You can also make use of the National Free Wills Network, see further details in the downloadable legacy pack.

Download our Legacy pack

Make a list of your assets and decide how you would like to divide them up amongst family, friends and charities.
Take a note of any outstanding debts you may have too.

All gifts, large and small, could make a real difference to a child in the future who is suffering from cancer.
With nine children and young people being diagnosed every day in the UK, whatever you can give will be hugely appreciated.

You may know that inheritance tax applies to any part of your estate that is worth more than £325,000.
Any amount above this value will be taxed at 40%.
If you leave a charitable gift in your Will, it will be taken into account before any inheritance tax is calculated.

Types of gift

A residuary legacy

A residuary legacy is a share of your estate, once gifts and debts have been paid.

“I give the whole/………. percentage share [delete whichever does not apply and, if leaving a share, insert the share] of the residue of my estate after payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and any legacies contained in my Will or any Codicil to it, to Children with Cancer UK (registered charity number 298405) of registered office address 51 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JQ. I direct that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of Children with Cancer UK shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executor/Trustees.”

A pecuniary legacy

A pecuniary legacy is a fixed sum of money.

“I give the sum of £…………………… (pounds) free of tax to Children with Cancer UK (registered charity number 298405) of registered office address 51 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JQ. I direct that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of Children with Cancer UK shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executor/Trustees.”

A specific legacy

A specific legacy is a specific item, such as a personal possession.

“I give my (include short description of the specific item) free of tax to Children with Cancer UK (registered charity number 298405) of registered office address 51 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JQ. I direct that the receipt of the duly authorised officer of Children with Cancer UK shall be a sufficient discharge for my Executor/Trustees.”

Whatever size or type of gift you leave, you'll be helping to save lives.

Thank you!