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Leaving a gift in your will

We know that when you make your will, your first priority will be to make sure your loved ones are provided for. Many people find that once they’ve done this, they are able to leave something to a charity they hold close to their heart.
Leaving Yorkshire Cancer Research a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and enduring ways you can show you care. It costs you nothing during your lifetime but leaves a lasting impression afterwards.
A gift in your will makes our work possible, leading to new and better treatments and earlier diagnoses, which will help us ensure that by 2025 at least 2,000 more people in Yorkshire will survive cancer every year.
Your gift will enable future generations in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
Every gift is appreciated no matter what size.

How to leave your gift of a life time

We hope the following will help you in your will planning.

The first steps

We would encourage you to discuss your will with your solicitor to ensure that all legal aspects are correct and your will is valid. Download our will template to let your solicitor know you would like to leave a gift to us.

Choosing a solicitor

We are unable to recommend a solicitor. However, The Law Society can help you find a solicitor in your area. For more information please call 020 7242 1222 or visit

The cost of a will

The cost of writing a will varies depending on how complicated it is. You may want to ask several solicitors about their charges and what this includes.

What to include in your will

You may wish to look at what you want to say before seeing a solicitor.
Points worth considering are:

  • What money and belongings do you have? Property, savings, pensions, insurance policies and bank accounts for example should all be considered
  • Who would you like to remember in your will? List all the family, friends and causes you care about
  • Who would you like to be your executor, the person who will carry out your wishes in your will


Updating your will

If you wish to update your will you can either write a new will or include a codicil. A codicil is a document that is read alongside your will. Download our codicil form here.

Legal terms

See our glossary of legal terms for more information.

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