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Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to Kidney Cancer UK. Your gift will have a positive impact for future generations by helping us to continue our work fighting kidney cancer and supporting patients.
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. Arranging a gift in a Will is straight forward.
We’ve partnered with FreeWills.co.uk to provide all our supporters with the opportunity to make their own fully comprehensive Will for free. You can make your personalised Will online in three simple steps, from the comfort of your own home and with live support from their Will specialists. To use this service, please CLICK HERE
Unfortunately, with a current difference in Scottish law, this Free Will service is only available in England and Wales.
Alternatively, if you still wish to use a solicitor to draft your Will, the only information they will need is our charity registration number, which is: 1120146. It really is as simple as that!
Your adviser can agree the words and type of gift which suits your circumstances.
Types of gift you can leave us in your Will
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 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:
- Any charities you would like to benefit (giving the Executors the final choice of fulfilling your wish, or not, depending on whether there are enough assets for other beneficiaries).
- The style of funeral you want, whether you want burial or cremation, and any specific instructions regarding the service, where you would like to be buried or have your ashes sprinkled.
- Whether you would like flowers or to make donations in memory of a loved one to charity of your choice such as Kidney Cancer UK.
- Guiding your executors or trustees on how you would like any money managed, or trusts created in your Will to be run. This can be important if you have children aged under 18.
- Suggesting guardians for your children and how you would like your children to be raised, their upbringing, education, and where they live. These details should be reviewed as the children grow up.
- Giving more detailed information to help your executors identify specific items you are giving away in your Will.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, 4 New Inn Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HW.
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 Kidney Cancer Care Ltd. Kidney Cancer Care Ltd is a registered charity in England and Wales (1120146) and Scotland (SC043642) Registered Office: 4 New Inn Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HW. Company Number England and Wales (05937304)
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