Leave a gift of hope in your Will

Together we can transform the future for everyone affected.

A gift in your Will could spark a research breakthrough.

“I’ve been working in pancreatic cancer research for the last 30 years and I have never been as excited as I am today about the prospects.”

Professor Nick Lemoine, Pancreatic Cancer UK funded researcher

Even though it’s the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer, pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades. Survival rates are among the worst in the world, with more than half of people dying within 3 months of diagnosis. Together we can change that.

Many kind supporters choose to leave us a percentage of their estate after providing for loved ones. Gifts of all sizes support ground-breaking research into early diagnosis and better treatment and care, and allow us to provide information and specialist nurse support to people affected by pancreatic cancer. You can be sure that any gift you leave in your Will gives hope for a better future for everyone affected. Together we can transform the future.

Your guide to leaving a gift of hope

If you’d like to know more about leaving a gift in your Will you can request a free guide. In our guide you’ll find more information about making or updating your Will, including how to get started making your Will and the difference a gift could make.

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Write or update your Will for free

We will cover the cost of writing or updating your Will with our trusted partners, either through our online specialists or make an appointment to see a solicitor.

There is no obligation to leave a gift but many of our supporters choose to do so after providing for loved ones and every gift will bring hope to future generations affected by pancreatic cancer.

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Information you can take to your solicitor:

Charity address and registered charity numbers

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

Registered charity in England & Wales (1112708) and Scotland (SC046392)

Frequently asked questions about gifts in Wills

What type of gift can I leave?

There are a number of different types of gifts 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 from your solicitor or financial advisor if you are unsure.

  • Residuary gift

This is a percentage of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid.  Many people choose to add a percentage of their estate to Pancreatic Cancer UK as this enables them to provide for loved ones first and the value does not diminish over time. Leaving 10% of your estate to charity can reduce your inheritance tax liability from 40% to 36% for your entire estate.

  • Pecuniary gift

This is a gift of a set amount of money from your estate. It is paid before residuary gifts and is likely to decrease in value over time.

What wording should I use?

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, 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.

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 Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. A registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1112708) and in Scotland (SC046392).

Pecuniary Gift

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


How can I change my Will to leave a gift to Pancreatic Cancer UK?

You can use one of our free Will writing services to write a new Will. You can write your Will for free in 30 minutes or less with Farewill. Or you can write your Will in person with a solicitor through the National Free Wills Network.

You can find more information here.


How can I let you know that I've made a gift in my Will?

Thank you so much for making the decision to leave such a valuable gift. Your gift will help us to continue being there for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer and continue our ground-breaking research into early diagnosis and treatments.

You don’t have to tell us that you’ve left a gift in your Will. But letting us know helps us plan our future investments, and we’d love to be able to thank you!

You can let us know by filling in our simple form.

Can a gift in my Will save on inheritance tax?

Any gifts left to charities, including Pancreatic Cancer UK, may reduce, or even eliminate your inheritance tax liability. Gifts to charities are 100% tax free.

Leaving 10% or more of your net estate to charities will reduce inheritance tax on the remainder of your estate from 40% to 36%.

Please be aware that these rates may be subject to change and inheritance tax is a complex and often changing area of law. We do advise speaking with a professional, or visit the HMRC website to find out more.

I have a question about your free Will service

You can find frequently asked questions about our free Will service here. We hope this gives you all the information you need, but if that’s not the case please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

My Gift of Hope – Remembering Gillian and David

Pancreatic Cancer took away the two people I loved the most. My hope is that the gift in my Will goes on to prevent other families and couples from being torn apart by this terrible disease.

Read Terence’s story
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Any questions?

If you need any more information, or would like to speak to someone about this special way of giving, please contact Clare Norman.

Email: legacies@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Telephone: 0777 361 8166