How to leave us a gift in your Will
Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland receive no government funding. We rely 100% on voluntary income from donations and your generosity in leaving us a gift in your Will.
Leaving a gift in your Will is an important decision and we appreciate that you want to look after friends and family first. After you have provided for your loved ones we hope you will consider leaving a gift to Kidney Cancer UK. A gift in a Will is straight forward.
To leave us a gift in your Will all the information you need for your solicitor or person drafting your Will is our charity registration number: 1120146, it really is as simple as that!
Your adviser can agree the words and type of gift which suits your circumstances. The most usual gifts are:
If you want to contact us please call John Chapman at our office on 01223 491994, or contact us using the contact form below or you can write to us at the relevant office listed below.
We always recommend using a solicitor or professional Will-writer to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
Would you like help with a Will?
We are not allowed to give legal advice but after diagnosis of kidney cancer many patients, and those closest to them, would like to know how to make one.
We have two solutions for you:
A share of your estate
After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us. This is called a‘residuary gift’.
This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It is known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.
A special gift
This is a gift of a particular asset or item.
A gift in trust
You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity
Updating an existing Will
If you already have a Will, you can update it by adding a codicil to your Will. It is a good idea to review your Will occasionally and when circumstances change to check it still reflects your wishes.
Letter of Wishes
You can also add a A Letter of Wishes, which is a document that accompanies your Will. It is not legally binding but can guide your executors (and appointed trustees if you have them) to ensure your personal wishes are carried out. It gives you great flexibility to meet your current wishes without the need for expensive future changes to your Will.
You must take care that a Letter of Wishes does not contain anything that could conflict with the Will. The Letter can advise on anything, but most common uses include:
A Letter of Wishes should be written in plain English, signed and dated, but not witnessed to avoid any claim that it has become a legal Will or codicil.
This document is suitable for people who live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The advice above is not legal advice but giving you an overview of some important issues, which might be relevant to you and other family members. Please take legal advice from a solicitor if you consider any of the above would help you and other family members.
Please Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place:
Our postal addresses are:
Kidney Cancer UK, The Old Granary, Abington Park Farm, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AX.
Kidney Cancer Scotland, Room 14, Omnia Business Centre, Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs Glasgow, G64 2TQ.
Our registered details are:
Kidney Cancer UK, Kidney Cancer Scotland and Kidney Cancer Care are trading titles of James Whale Fund Ltd. James Whale Fund Ltd is a registered charity in England and Wales (1120146) and Scotland (SC043642) Registered Office: The Old Granary, Abington Park Farm, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AX. Company Number England and Wales (05937304)
If you have already written us into your Will, we are very grateful for your support and would love it if you could let us know.