Leave a gift in your Will

A legacy donation is a gift left in a Will that leaves part of a person's estate as a donation to charity.  If you are thinking about leaving a gift in your Will, you can be secure in the knowledge that it could benefit others that may have been impacted by the same issues as you.

The types of gift can you leave

  • 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 cash gift.  This enables you to leave an exact sum of money to us.  It's known as a 'pecuniary gift'.
  • A specific gift. This could include anything from a property to antique jewellery.
  • A gift in trust. You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time - for instance, a house for their lifetime.  When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients such as a charity.

The charity details you will need to include in your Will

If you’d like to include Heartburn Cancer UK in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our full name and details to ensure the gift reaches us. These are:

Heartburn Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Registered address: Grove House, Luytens Close, Chineham Court, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8AG.

Useful information about Inheritance Tax Relief

Currently, if your estate is worth more than £325,000, the executors of your will may have to pay inheritance tax at 40%.  A way of reducing this bill is to leave 10% or more of your estate to charity as you may then qualify for a reduced rate of inheritance tax (36% rather than 40%) giving you more control over your own money.

You can calculate your predicted inheritance tax liability, and how this can be reduced with a gift to charity using the government’s inheritance tax calculator

Inheritance tax can be complicated, so if you think that your estate might need to pay it,  it makes sense to get professional advice.