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How to leave a gift in your Will

If you’re wondering how to leave a gift in your Will, you’ll find all you need to know here. Leaving a charity gift in your Will is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Note our details

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All you need to leave a gift in your Will is to provide your solicitor with our Charity number, name, and address.

2. Decide on the gift

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After your loved ones are taken care of, consider the amount, percentage or specific item you would like to leave.

3. How to write a Will

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Contact your solicitor, or write a Will for free using our free Will writing services.

1: How to leave a gift in your Will

If you are thinking about how to leave a gift in your Will to The Brain Tumour Charity, thank you so much. It’s a simple process. You will need to provide the below details to your solicitor, and to include the amount, percentage or gift you would like to leave us.

  • Full name: The Brain Tumour Charity
  • Registered address: Fleet 27, Rye Close, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UH
  • Registered charity number: 1150054 (England and Wales); SC045081 (Scotland)

If you need help writing your Will, you can create one for free using our Free Will Services. Or for more information on leaving a gift in your Will, download our free guide.

2. How do I decide what type of gift to leave in my Will?

Once you’ve provided for your loved ones, leaving a gift in your Will is an easy way to make a difference to everyone who will face a brain tumour in the future.

If you do decide to take the inspiring step of including a gift to The Brain Tumour Charity in your Will, you can do it in three ways:

  • A residuary gift: a share of what’s left after all other gifts to loved ones and expenses have been paid. These gifts are particularly powerful as they hold their value even as the cost of living rises. You can choose if you wish to give all of the residue to The Brain Tumour Charity or a portion of it.
  • A fixed amount: a specific amount of money that you’d like us to receive. As the amount is fixed, you can ask your solicitor to ensure it is index-linked so that it holds its value over the years.
  • A specific item: something of value you wish to leave to The Brain Tumour Charity such as a piece of jewellery, a plot of land or shares that can be sold to fund our work.

Your solicitor can easily help you include whichever kind of gift you prefer and there could be tax advantages too.

3. How can I write my Will?

If you already have a Will or a solicitor in mind, just get in touch with them and speak to them about the above details. If you’re looking to write or update your Will, did you know you can do so for free with The Brain Tumour Charity’s free Wills services?

Not sure where to start with writing a Will? Head to our Will writing page where you will find lots of handy information.

Having a Will in place helps protect family and loved ones; saving on inheritance tax, and hopefully heading off family disputes about how an estate should be divided.” Prof. Alan Palmer, Trustee at The Charity

Gill, who is leaving a gift in her Will, sits on a park bench

“Dave’s brain tumour deprived him of many years of life, laughter and achievement, so it’s very important to me that some good had to come out of our situation. Leaving a legacy in his name is a small act of kindness that shows you care. It enables you to feel that their life is continuing to have impact and meaning.”

Gill, who lost her husband Dave to a brain tumour in 2012