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How to leave a gift in your will

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

Whether you already have a Will or are thinking about making one, it is always good to think about what you want to include in it as early as possible

Writing your Will for the first time?

We recommend that you use a solicitor/legal professional to advise on making your Will. Before your initial meeting, we suggest that you make a list of all your assets and liabilities so that you can be well-prepared.

Then decide who you want to remember in your Will, making sure that you include your family and friends as they should always come first and we would never want you to change that. 

And, once you’ve provided for those closest to you, you might want to think about your chosen charities. There are many ways of leaving a gift to a charity; the main ones being a fixed sum or a percentage of your estate.

Need to change an existing Will?

Even if you already have a Will, we recommend that you review it every five to 10 years to make sure that it reflects your current circumstances and wishes. You can make a minor change to an existing Will by adding a codicil. However, whether you need to make a simple or major change, we suggest that you ask your solicitor/legal professional to advise on the best way forward.  

How do I leave a gift to Brain Tumour Research?

If you are thinking of leaving a gift to our work, then we would like to thank you so very much for your kind support.  To ensure that your gift comes directly to our work, then you will need to include the following details:

Brain Tumour Research, Suite 37, Shenley Pavilions, Chalkdell Drive, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, MK5 6LB – Registered charity number 1153487 (England and Wales) SC046840 (Scotland)

What about the cost of making my will?

Brain Tumour Research have teamed up with the National Free Wills Network.

This means we are able to offer you the opportunity to have a simple Will written or updated free of charge by one of the schemes participating solicitors.

Read more and enquire here.

Did you know?

You can find an approved solicitor/legal professional on the Law Society website.

Any gift you leave in your Will to a charity is exempt from Inheritance Tax. Read the latest guidelines.