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Leaving a gift in your Will

Caroline And Her Mum

My name is Caroline Purewal, and I want to thank you for taking a look at our gifts in Wills information.

As Gifts in Wills and In Memory Manager at Pancreatic Cancer UK, I am fortunate to see first-hand the impact that leaving a gift in your Will to Pancreatic Cancer UK has and how we use legacies to invest in world class research to achieve the maximum impact.

Having lost my mum to pancreatic cancer, I am extremely passionate about the cause. 

I can also see the potential for gifts in Wills to fund the most ground-breaking research that could transform the lives of the next generation and ensure that today’s statistics become a thing of the past.

That’s why I, some time ago, decided to leave a gift in my own Will to Pancreatic Cancer UK. And if it feels right to you, perhaps you might consider doing the same.

I do hope you find all the information you need, but please do contact me if not, or if you have any questions, however simple or complex.

Our promise

Legacy gifts are very special to us and we promise to spend every gift on our work to achieve lasting improvement and to transform the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.

Find out more about our promise to you

Find out more about the impact of your support

How to leave a gift in your Will to Pancreatic Cancer UK

Every Legacy gift is hugely important to us. Whatever the size, large or small, your gift will make a lasting difference to the lives of people with pancreatic cancer.

  • There are a number of different types of legacies to choose from, but the two most common are known as Residuary Gifts and Pecuniary Gifts.

    It’s important that you choose the type of legacy that works best for you and your circumstances, please do take advice on this if you are unsure.

    • Residuary

    This is a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid and you have looked after your family and loved ones. Just a small percentage of your estate can transform the future for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

    • Pecuniary

    This is a gift of a set amount of money from your estate.

  • We recommend that you speak to a solicitor who will advise you and help with the wording of your gift.

    You will need to give your solicitor our registered address and charity numbers and they will do the rest.

    Pancreatic Cancer UK, 6th Floor Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP

    A registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1112708) and in Scotland (SC046392).

    If you prefer, you can take the following wording to your solicitor. They will make sure your will is valid and that your wishes are followed.

    Pecuniary Gift

    ‘I Leave _____ to Pancreatic Cancer UK of 6th Floor Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. A registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1112708) and in Scotland (SC046392).

    Residuary Gift

    "Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I leave the whole (residuary) or ______% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will to Pancreatic Cancer UK of 6th Floor Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. A registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1112708) and in Scotland (SC046392).

  • If you have already arranged your Will and simply wish to add a gift to Pancreatic Cancer you can complete a codicil form and store it with your will. This form will be read alongside your will and allows you to make changes to your will, without having to rewrite it.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions at all about leaving a gift in your Will please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Caroline Purewal
Gifts in Wills and In Memory Manager
legacies@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
020 3872 6075

Pancreatic Cancer UK
6th Floor Westminster Tower
3 Albert Embankment
London
SE1 7SP

Remember a Charity

Pancreatic Cancer UK is a member of Remember a Charity, who work with 200 member charities towards a future where more people remember a charity in their Will.

Useful Resources

GOV.UK: Advice on making a Will              
HMRC: Advice on Inheritance tax   
The Law Society: Advice on finding a solicitor