A gift in your Will
We are a charity that relies entirely on voluntary donations and gifts in Wills and by giving a donation you will help fund a range of vital services that give people with bowel cancer help, hope and reassurance.
We understand that family and friends come first, so once you have taken care of your loved ones, please consider leaving us a gift in your Will. 1 in 16 of us will have bowel cancer in our lifetime. You can help us be there for our families in the future.
Just a 1% gift in your Will can make a difference. Leaving a gift in your Will is a natural extension of the support you have shown us during your lifetime and is one of the easiest ways of making a significant gift.
Making a Will
There are different types of legacy to choose from, including:
Residuary legacy – a gift of the remainder or a percentage of your estate after all other legacies have been made and debts cleared. This is an effective way to divide your estate between a number of people and causes that are important to you.
Pecuniary legacy – a gift of a fixed sum of money (the value of which will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases).
What do I say in my Will?
If you are kindly considering leaving a legacy than the wording below can be used in your Will. However, we always recommend that you take professional advice to ensure the legacy meets your personal circumstances.
I give a ….% share of the residue of my estate to Beating Bowel Cancer to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.
I give free of tax to Beating Bowel Cancer Charity number England and Wales 1063614 or Scotland SCO43340 the sum of £ [words and figures] to be used for its general charitable purposes, and I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.
Please remember to use our full name Beating Bowel Cancer, our registered charity number England and Wales (1063614) or Scotland (SCO43340) and our address:
Beating Bowel Cancer, Harlequin House, 7 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8EE.