Leave a gift in your will

A lasting legacy for teenagers and young adults with cancer

Loved ones always come first, but you can choose to leave a lasting legacy by remembering us in your Will.

You can make a difference by helping to fund vital, urgent research into teenage and young adult cancers.

We have answered some common questions that you might have but we recommend that you seek professional advice from a solicitor.

Why our work matters

Every single gift, no matter what size, can make a real difference to our important work so we can influence positive change. Gifts in wills allow us to:

  • save future lives through better knowledge, treatment and care
  • fund and support innovative and world-class research into finding a cure
  • improve early diagnosis of cancer so that there is a better chance of survival
  • support young people throughout the cancer journey with our award-winning information resources to help lessen the anxiety, stress and loneliness commonly felt  

Why making a will is important

Making a will is the only way you can be sure that your wishes will be followed after you die. Without a valid will, part or all of your estate may go to people whom you never intended to benefit. It is possible that a part of your estate may go to the state.

Making a will can also help to reduce your tax liability as Inheritance Tax may be payable on your estate after your death depending on your assets. If you leave part or all of your estate to a registered charity, then the amount of tax payable may be less. Any gift to charity such as TYAC is currently free of tax.

How to make a will

There are a number of ways you can make a will. We recommend that you use a solicitor when making or updating your will to ensure that all the right legal procedures are followed.

Leaving a gift in your will is a an easy and straightforward process. Here are the basics:

Simply add a paragraph when writing your will stating that you would like to leave a gift to TYAC. You will need to include the full name and charity number of our parent charity. We suggest:

“I give to Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC), part of Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), of Century House, 24 De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GB, Registered charity number 1182637 (England & Wales) [______% of my estate] or [the sum of £___________ ], to be used for general charitable purposes absolutely and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.” 

If you already have made a will, you can easily make changes with the assistance of a solicitor.

Gifts can include:

  • A ‘residuary’ gift – this is a share of your estate after you have provided for your family and friends. Just 10% could make a huge contribution to changing child cancer.
  • A ‘pecuniary’ gift – this is a cash gift where you leave an exact sum of money to CCLG
  • A ‘specific’ gift – this is where you leave a specific item to CCLG.

If you would like your gift to support a particular area of our work such as research, let us know and we will make sure that your gift benefits your chosen area.

We are extremely grateful for any gift you leave us in your will and would like to thank you for supporting our charity.