Making things simpler with Cancer Research UK's free Will writing servicePosted on: 04 March 2019 by Cancer Research UK
Leaving a gift to a charity in your Will is a great way to leave a positive legacy behind, here’s our easy guide to ensure the causes dearest to you continue to benefit after you've gone.
If you're over 55 and have thought about supporting a charity from part of your estate but don't yet have a Will, you could consider the Free Will Service offered by Cancer Research UK. It allows you to easily write or update a simple Will - and, of course, it is free.
Most people who use the service leave a gift to Cancer Research UK. Their support is helping to beat cancer for future generations.
Leaving a gift in your Will is simple. While about 60% of adults in the UK admit they have supported a charity in the past year, the number leaving gifts to charity as a legacy is a modest 6%.
Perhaps we have a blind spot for legacy gifting because we prefer not to think of our own mortality. The reality, though, is that gifts in Wills should be seen as a celebration of how you lived and the causes you supported. A legacy is a gift of gratitude and optimism for the future - a gift that not only benefits your own family, but offers hope to millions of others.
What to do next?
Write or update your simple Will in person, for free, with one of Cancer Research UK's nationwide partnered solicitors.
or call Cancer Research UK on 0300 123 7733.
Over the phone
You can create a simple Will for free over the phone by using Co-op Legal Services, the charity's trusted partners.
This service is available to supporters in England and Wales.
Phone: 0330 606 9613.
Write your Will online free with professional support from the charity's partners, Co-op Legal Services.
Available to supporters in England and Wales.
Cancer Research UK's vital work is helping to save lives, giving thousands of people more time with their loved ones. Its doctors, scientists and nurses are working tirelessly to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Their research has helped develop 8 of the world's top 10 cancer drugs and seen cancer survival double in the last 40 years.
Together with its supporters, Cancer Research UK continues to apply the latest scientific knowledge and cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative new treatments.
There are over 200 different types of cancer, and Cancer Research UK is the only UK charity with the expertise and knowledge to tackle them all. Gifts left in Wills are vital if this progress is to continue.
To find our more or to request a free Gifts in Wills guide, visit cruk.org/pledge or call 0800 035 9000.
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103)”
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Gifts in Wills fund over a third of Cancer Research UK's life-saving research. They are vital to accelerating progress. Pledge right now to one day leave a gift in your Will.