A gift in your Will

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What will be your legacy?

Every single gift makes it possible for us to plan for the future, ensuring that we are here for everyone who needs us for years to come. Leaving a legacy is one way of offering unconditional support and reassurance to others, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.

Legacies are special gifts from one generation to another. Your loved ones naturally come first and your Will allows you to take care of them after you’re gone. But you can also use your Will to make sure we can continue to be here for people affected by cancer today, tomorrow and well into the future. You can read Our Legacy Promise here.

Your Will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die (all these things together are called your ‘estate’). If you don’t leave a Will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – and this may not be in line with your wishes. For more information, read our FAQs.

Four reasons why you need a Will

  • A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a Will the process can be more time consuming and stressful.
  • If you don’t write a Will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want.
  • A Will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that may be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.
  • Writing a Will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

Don’t delay! It’s easy to make a Will – and it will save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time.

We know writing a Will can seem like a daunting task, so we’ve partnered with LawVault, an online Will writing, checking and storage system which makes writing a legally binding Will, easy and affordable.

The cost of making a single Will is just £89 or £99 for a mirror Will (both fees include VAT).

In addition, Penny Brohn UK receive 20% of all upfront fees from Wills sold, plus we can reclaim Gift Aid adding a further 25p for every £1.

To access an easy-to-complete questionnaire, please visit our partner website Wills@PennyBrohnUK.

Once you’ve completed the questionnaire a legally binding pdf document will be generated for you to print and sign. For more information on LawVault you can contact them here.

Firstly, we strongly suggest using an expert in Will writing to write or update your Will. Having a valid and accurate Will can give you real peace of mind.

To include Penny Brohn UK and to ensure your gift reaches us, please use our full name, address and registered charity number:

Penny Brohn UK, Chapel Pill Road, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH. Penny Brohn UK is the trading name of Penny Brohn Cancer Care a charity registered in England and Wales (Reg No.284881).

For specific wording around your gift please take a look at our ‘Suggested wording for your Will‘. For more information on writing your Will you can read our Frequently Asked Questions. You’ll also find some information about choosing executors, and the possible consequences of dying intestate – meaning without a Will.

If you want to include a gift to Penny Brohn UK, all you need to do is make a codicil (an amendment) to your Will.

Download a codicil form here.

There are a few options for the type of gift you can make, but whatever you choose, all legacies are very gratefully received. The most valuable is a share of your estate, which gives a percentage (decided upon by you) of your estate to Penny Brohn,  once all other legacies and expenses have been settled. This is known as a Residuary gift and retains its value over time. The other main option is a fixed sum, totalling any amount from a few pounds to many thousands. This is called a Pecuniary gift.

If you’d like to find out more about leaving us a gift in your Will, you can speak to our legacy team using the enquiry form. Alternatively, drop into our National Centre in Pill, and chat to someone in person.

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