Write your will for free this October 

Your legacy will make a real difference to the people of Yorkshire.

Why leave a gift in your Will?

Every week 268 families in Yorkshire lose a loved one to cancer. With your help, we can change this. We’ve been funding research in Yorkshire since 1925. Every day we work with and fund doctors, hospitals and medical experts in our region to diagnose cancer, improve treatments and save lives.

That’s why this October we’re giving you the opportunity to write your Will for free. You don’t have to leave Yorkshire Cancer Research a gift, but if you do, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of the hundreds of people who are diagnosed in Yorkshire every week.

You can arrange to make your free Will online, or arrange a phone call or home visit.

Make your free Will today

One in three of our life saving projects are funded by gifts in Wills

Did you know that we fund projects right across Yorkshire? From mobile CT scanners, clinical trials and screening innovations through to improving radiotherapy treatments and pioneering pre-habilitation programmes, the work we do makes a difference to Yorkshire people today, and tomorrow. With your help we can saves more lives in Yorkshire. 

Please select how you would like to make your Will:

Online service

Once you complete this form, you will be sent an email containing a link to the Farewill website as well as a discount code to claim your free will.

Your Will is created by completing a number of simple questions online which usually takes about 20 minutes. There is live chat and phone support on hand should you need it. 

 

Home visit


 

Once you complete this form, we will provide The Goodwill Partnership with your contact details and they will get in touch with you to arrange a home visit appointment.

Your Will is then drawn up by a solicitor and sent to you in the post along with instructions to ensure your Will is properly signed and witnessed. The whole process typically takes six to eight weeks to complete.

Telephone service


 

Once you complete this form, we will provide The Goodwill Partnership with your contact details and they will get in touch with you to arrange a telephone appointment.

Your Will is then drawn up by a solicitor and sent to you in the post along with instructions to ensure your Will is properly signed and witnessed. The whole process typically takes six to eight weeks to complete.

Keeping in touch

We really value your support. We’d like to keep you up to date on the progress you are helping us to make, thank you for your support and let you know about the different ways you can help us in the future. We will always store your data confidentially and securely. Your data will be used for administration, analysis and research purposes. It will not be sold to a third party. For more information on how we store and use data, please see our privacy policy







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Keeping in touch

We really value your support. We’d like to keep you up to date on the progress you are helping us to make, thank you for your support and let you know about the different ways you can help us in the future. We will always store your data confidentially and securely. Your data will be used for administration, analysis and research purposes. It will not be sold to a third party. For more information on how we store and use data, please see our privacy policy







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Keeping in touch

We really value your support. We’d like to keep you up to date on the progress you are helping us to make, thank you for your support and let you know about the different ways you can help us in the future. We will always store your data confidentially and securely. Your data will be used for administration, analysis and research purposes. It will not be sold to a third party. For more information on how we store and use data, please see our privacy policy







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Thank you for registering for your free Will.

An email will be sent to you shortly containing details of the Farewill will writing service as well as what to do next. 

If you have any questions, please email us at legacies@ycr.org.uk or give us a ring on 01423 877237.

Read more about the types of work we fund. This is only made possible through the generous donations from our supporters.

Thank you for registering for your free Will.

Your details will be passed to The Goodwill Partnership who will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment. Please note that this may take up to four working days. 

If you have any questions, please email us at legacies@ycr.org.uk or give us a ring on 01423 877237.

Read more about the types of work we fund. This is only made possible through the generous donations from our supporters.

How your donation helps

Whatever the size of your gift, your support helps save the lives of people across Yorkshire. Find out about our projects, such as our mobile lung cancer screenings and clinical trials.

Read more

Other ways to support us

There are many other ways to support our work helping to save lives across Yorkshire. From volunteering in a local shop, taking part in a sponsored event or simply making a donation, we rely on the help of our brilliant supporters across the region.

Find out more

Speak to us

Have  a question about leaving a gift in your Will to Yorkshire Cancer Research? 

Please do email us or call 01423 877 237 to speak to one of the team - we'd be happy to talk you through your options for getting your Will written for free. 

Get in touch

Gifts in Wills - FAQs

What kind of gift can I leave?

FAQ

The most common types of gift are:

pecuniary gift - this is a fixed sum of money, also known as a cash gift.
residuary gift - this is a share of your estate and is expressed as all or a percentage of your remaining estate once all fees, outstanding costs and other gifts have been taken care of.
specific gift - this is a particular item such as property, stocks and shares or other valuables like jewellery or paintings.

How do I find a solicitor?

You can get a list of local solicitors from the Law Society. Please visit lawsociety.org.uk, or call 020 7242 1222. Alternatively, you can use the discounted Will writing service to get a legal professional to write your Will either online, over the phone or face to face.

Are there inheritance tax benefits of leaving a gift to charity in my Will?

A gift in your Will to any charity is not subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT). By remembering Yorkshire Cancer Research in your Will you may be able to reduce the taxable value of your assets and so lower the amount of inheritance tax due on your estate. Furthermore, if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, you will be taxed at a lower rate (36% instead of 40%) on any part of your estate that qualifies for inheritance tax.

We recommend speaking to your solicitor or financial adviser to find out the most tax efficient options available to you. To check the current threshold at which inheritance tax applies, please visit the government website, www.gov.uk.

I want to leave a gift to Yorkshire Cancer Research. What are the charity's details?

To ensure Yorkshire Cancer Research is correctly named as a beneficiary of your estate, please include the charity's full name, address and charity number when drafting your Will: Yorkshire Cancer Research, Jacob Smith House, 7 Grove Park Court, Harrogate, HG1 4DP. Registered charity 516898.

I already have a Will. Can I update it to include Yorkshire Cancer Research?

You can add a codicil for minor changes to your Will, including adding a charity. A codicil is a supplement which is kept with, but not attached to, your Will. You can download our codicil if you would like to leave a fixed sum of money or specific items to Yorkshire Cancer Research in your Will.

To avoid the risk of inconsistencies between the original Will and codicil, it's a good idea to check with a solicitor that this codicil will fit with your existing arrangements. If more extensive changes are required, or if you would like to leave a percentage of your estate to Yorkshire Cancer Research, we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor. 

Can I have a say in how my gift is used?

If you would like to leave a gift for a particular purpose, please contact us first to ensure that we will be able to meet your wishes. You can then include the details in your Will, either as an Expression of Wish where Yorkshire Cancer Research will be under a moral obligation to try and comply, or as a legally binding statement.

Do I need to let Yorkshire Cancer Research know if I decide to include the charity in my Will?

The decision to leave a gift to Yorkshire Cancer Research in your Will is a personal one, and one that you may only wish to share with those closest to you. However, if you would like to let us know, this will help us plan for the future and we would love to have the opportunity to thank you.

I don't have much to leave. Is it still worth leaving a gift to Yorkshire Cancer Research?

Every gift we receive can make a big difference. And if you change your mind about how much you'd like to leave to Yorkshire Cancer Research, you can easily change this at any time by completing a codicil and storing it with your Will.

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