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Gifts in Wills

National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year

Leave more than memories – leave HOPE

You can rewrite the future of brain tumour research

By leaving a gift in your Will to Brain Tumour Research you can help us achieve our vision of finding a cure for brain tumours. Many people have already decided to support us in this way, leaving their own lasting legacy of hope for the thousands of brain tumour patients and their families.

Our supporter Judith McMahon shares her story of the devastating effect this disease has had on her family and why she is leaving a gift in her Will to Brain Tumour Research.

"I know that leaving a legacy to Brain Tumour Research is important in providing sustainability.

It is a comfort to me to know that my legacy will help people live longer and eventually get a cure for brain tumours."

We understand that writing a Will can be an expensive and time-consuming activity, so we have teamed up with the National Free Wills Network to make it easier for you.

As a member of the National Free Wills Network, we are able to offer to pay for a limited number of simple Wills to be written at a discounted rate through participating solicitors. Whilst there is no obligation to include a bequest to Brain Tumour Research, we sincerely hope that you will be able to do so in order to support long-term research at our UK Centres of Excellence.

Please contact us if you would like to benefit from this limited offer -- email or call us on 01908 867200.

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After you get in touch, you will follow this simple process to make your free Will:

  1. You will be sent a pack from the National Free Wills Network detailing your local participating solicitors.
  2. You choose which solicitor to make an appointment with and contact them, ensuring you mention the National Free Wills Network.
  3. You have your appointment with your chosen solicitor.
  4. Your will is written according to your instructions and you complete a confidential declaration form.
  5. Brain Tumour Research pays for your simple will at a discounted rate.

Writing your Will

When leaving a gift in your Will, we recommend you consult with a professional solicitor who carries the appropriate experience and formal advice regarding the writing of your Will and leaving a legacy to charity.

Our official charity name, address and registered charity number:

Brain Tumour Research 
Suite 3 
Shenley Pavilions
Chalkdell Drive
Shenley Wood
Milton Keynes

Registered charity number 1153487 (England and Wales) SC046840 (Scotland)
Company limited by guarantee number 08570737

If you want to leave a gift to Brain Tumour Research but have already made a Will, it's not a problem – there are a couple of simple ways you can change that:

1. Create a new Will

The simplest way is to write a new Will -- once a new Will is written, it makes any Wills made by you in the past void. In fact, most Wills start by reciting that you're writing a Will and that you're revoking any previous Wills.

2. Codicils

A Codicil is a document used to change a Will that has already been made.

It allows you to make simple additions or amendments to existing Wills, such as changing the amount of a gift of money, or the addition of another gift, or even changing or adding executors.

This is all quite straight forward, but problems can occur if you ever want to cancel the Will in the future.

When you cancel a Will with a Codicil, the Codicil does not get cancelled automatically, so when you write a new Will it can create inconsistencies and legal problems.

If you choose to use a Codicil be very careful that next time if you make a new Will, it clearly states that you are revoking all Wills and Codicils previously made.

You can also make a Codicil with a Will-writing adviser.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
Tel: 01908 867200 Email:

Brain Tumour Research is part of Remember A Charity - a consortium of over 140 charities set up to raise awareness of the importance of having a Will and leaving gifts to charities. You can also visit their website for further information about making a Will and leaving a legacy.

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