Gifts in Wills

At Wessex Cancer Support, we understand that the people you elect to remember in your Will can be a very private affair. Your circumstances may have changed in recent years and now could be a good time to get around to making or amending your Will. For many people, leaving a gift to a charity in their Will is a natural extension of the support they have shown during their lifetime.

What types of gift can you leave?

A cash gift

This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It’s known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.

A share of your estate

After you have provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of what remains to charity. This is known as a ‘residuary gift’.

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.

A specific gift

This can be specific personal possessions, stocks and shares or works of art.

Your wishes regarding the use of any gift are very important to us. Our support services team can speak to you in confidence about areas of our work you might like to support. Any discussion is in no way compulsory.

How to leave a gift

If the time is ever right for you to remember a charity in your Will, please consider Wessex Cancer Support. Every gift – however large or small – makes a huge difference. Even 1% (so those closest to you inherit 99%) or a modest sum of money will leave a lasting legacy.

Our Legacy Guide is here to help

We have put together a free Legacy Guide to help you understand the process of leaving a gift in your Will to Wessex Cancer Support. If you are interested in receiving a downloadable copy, complete the form below and we’ll email you a link.

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    A free Will-writing service for our supporters

    Octopus Legacy, formerly known as Guardian Angel, is one of the fastest growing online Will writers in the UK. They’ve taken the headache out of Will-writing with a quick and easy service where each Will is checked over by a legal expert. Octopus Legacy is offering a free Will-writing service for anyone who is thinking about leaving a gift for Wessex Cancer Support in their Will. Click here to claim your free Will online today and simply use the voucher code WESSEXCANCERFREE 

    Octopus Legacy also offers telephone and face-to-face Will-writing services for those that would rather speak to a solicitor. To find out more and to book an appointment, simply call the team on 0800 773 4014.

    We would advise all donors to obtain advice from a solicitor prior to making a legacy pledge or gift. You will need the following information in order to make a gift to Wessex Cancer Support in your Will:

    Charity Name: Wessex Cancer Support
    Address: 91 – 95 Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2GG
    Registered Charity Number: 1110216

    More information

    If you would like to inform us of your intention to leave a gift in your Will or if you would like more information on how to do so, please contact us:
    Telephone: 023 8067 2200

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