Give the gift of a lifetime

Leaving Yorkshire Cancer Research a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and enduring ways you can help Yorkshire people affected by cancer.

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.

It costs you nothing during your lifetime but makes a lasting impact to the lives of people in the region in the future.

A gift in your will makes our work possible, leading to new and better treatments and earlier diagnoses. No matter the size of the gift, it will contribute towards future generations in Yorkshire avoiding, surviving and coping with cancer.

The first steps

There are a few things worth considering once you’ve decided you’d like to leave a gift in your will. It’s best to discuss your will with your solicitor just to make sure 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

If you don’t have a solicitor, or you’d like to find a different one, The Law Society can help you find someone that’s right for you and local to 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 a few solicitors about their charges and what this includes.


What to include in your will

You may wish to think about what you want to say before seeing a solicitor, to help the process run more smoothly. Take a look at the list below for some suggestions:

  • What money and belongings do you have? Property, savings, pensions, insurance policies and bank accounts all count.
  • Who would you like to remember in your will? You could write a list with 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?


Legal Terms

See our glossary of legal terms for more information.

Other ways to donate