Leave a legacy

Leaving a gift in your will

You can support Leukaemia Cancer Society by leaving a gift in your will. It will cost you nothing now and will have a huge impact in years to come. By leaving us a gift in your will you will help us invest in life saving research and to expand our support and practical help to people with all forms of blood cancer and their families.

"I put off writing a will because it seemed morbid. But when I started thinking about the causes that are important to me I realised I could make a difference in years to come."

What sort of gift can I leave?

  • A share of your estate left over once your family has been taken care of
  • A specified amount of money left to Leukaemia Cancer Society
  • A gift to your dependents while they are living but that will revert to Leukaemia Cancer Society once they pass away
  • A specific item left as a gift in your will, for example, property, jewellery or art

How much you choose to give and the kind of gift you leave is completely up to you. And if something changes, for example if you get married, you can change your will at any time. Any gift will make a big difference to us and the work that we do.

Why should you make a will? If you do not make a will, then the state decides makes decisions for you. There are rules which say where your money and possessions go. This could mean that your family and friends might not benefit. If you have not already made a will, it is simple to do and not as expensive as you may think. We recommend that you use a professional adviser or solicitor to help you do it. Check out what the Money Advice Service (an independent government sponsored organisation) says about writing a will https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/why-you-should-make-a-will.

What do I do next?

Prepare – make a note of your assets and who you would like to leave them to. Read the Money Advice Service guidance on writing a will. Find a solicitor - if you want to use a solicitor you can use the Law Society’s website to find one: www.lawsociety.org.uk/findasolicitor. Write your will – or get your solicitor to write it for you.

Let us know – this will make it easier for your executor to make sure we receive your gift.

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