Bereavement

Leave a gift in your will

Family and friends always come first, but by remembering CCLG in your Will too, you can help us to continue our vital work, as well as help to ensure that future generations of children continue to benefit through advances in treatments and standards of care.

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to CCLG in your Will. We have answered some common questions below, but we recommend that you seek professional advice from a solicitor when making your Will. 

Why make a Will?

Whatever your age, an up-to-date, professionally written Will is very important. Making a Will is the only way you can be sure that your wishes Will be followed after you die. If you don’t make a Will, part of, or all of your estate may go to people who you never intended to benefit. Not only that, Inheritance Tax legislation means that if you don’t properly prepare a Will stating your wishes, a substantial part of what you leave behind may go to the state.

How should I go about making a Will?

There are a number of ways to make a Will. We recommend that you use a solicitor when making or updating your Will to ensure that all legal procedures are followed. Making or updating your Will is easier and more affordable you may think.

How to leave us a gift in your Will

Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are the basics:

  • State in your Will that you would like to leave a gift to CCLG. We recommend using a solicitor or professional Will-writer to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
  • Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place: Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, registered charity number 286669.
  • If you have already written us into your Will, we’re very grateful and would love it if you could let us know.

We’re extremely grateful for any gift you leave to us in your Will, however big or small. Gifts in your Will can include:

  • A ‘residuary gift’ – this is a share of your estate. After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder of your estate to CCLG.
  • A ‘pecuniary gift’ – this is a cash gift, where you leave an exact sum of money to CCLG.
  • A ‘specific gift’ – this is where you leave a specific item to CCLG.

A straightforward gift to where the need is greatest is how the majority of our donors choose to remember CCLG. It is straightforward because your gift is treated as ‘general funds’ and used wherever the need is greatest at the time. If you would like your gift to support a particular area of our work, for example research into a particular type of cancer, let us know and we’ll make sure that your gift benefits your chosen area.

Our factsheet about leaving us a gift in your Will contains some further information about leaving a legacy to CCLG.