This Christmas, give hope to children with cancer with a gift in your Will.

By leaving a gift of any size in your Will, you can help ensure that children and young people facing cancer are able to spend more Christmases at home with their families.

Research is already helping more children survive their cancer diagnosis. For example, after twenty years and over £3m of funding, the Minimal Residual Disease (MRD)* trials that we helped to fund were so successful that the NHS has now adopted the test as standard treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). This has helped push the 10 year survival rate from 80% to 95%. Proof that research really does save lives.

Unfortunately, the survival rates for other types of childhood cancer are much lower. Over the last 30 years, we have been focusing our funding on research that is aimed at finding better treatments and cures for harder-to-treat cancers with lower survival rates, such as brain tumours.

We have partnered with both Farewill and the National Free Wills Network so that we can offer our supporters a Will free of charge. If you are interested in creating a free Will online, or are interested in receiving a Will via post, simply fill in the form below and we will be in touch shortly.

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Why make a gift in my Will

A gift in your Will can help us make plans for the future with more confidence, ensuring that life-saving childhood cancer research continues to happen.

By leaving a gift in your Will, you could:

  • Help save more children’s lives by funding a visionary research project into the causes, prevention or treatment of childhood cancer
  • Fund research into the causes of childhood cancer to help prevent it and develop life-saving treatments without life-changing side effects
  • Fund family accommodation buildings near hospitals, so families can stay close to their children during their cancer treatment
  • Help to provide better care and practical support for young cancer patients and their families, such as the Beads of Courage oncology programme.
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How it works

About gifts in Wills

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

You can update your Will for free online at Farewill.co.uk using the voucher code CWCUK2002. Alternatively, you can contact us via email: legacies@childrenwithcancer.org.uk or phone: 020 7404 0808.

You can also amend your Will via the National Free Will Network, find out more by downloading our Gifts in Wills pack.

Our downloadable Gifts in Wills 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.

Children with Cancer UK Gifts in Wills 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.
Create your free Will

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

You can update your Will for free online at Farewill.co.uk using the voucher code CWCUK2002. Alternatively, you can contact us via email: legacies@childrenwithcancer.org.uk or phone: 020 7404 0808.

You can also amend your Will via the National Free Will Network, find out more by downloading our Gifts in Wills pack.

Our downloadable Gifts in Wills 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.

Children with Cancer UK Gifts in Wills 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.

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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.

There are three different types of gifts you can leave in your Will: residuary, pecuniary and specific. The first is a share of your estate, once gifts and debts have been paid, the second is a fixed sum of money and the last is a specific item, such as a personal possession.

Thank you for bringing hope of future Christmases to children with cancer.

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