Gifts in Wills

We understand that your loved ones must always come first. Leaving a gift to Leukaemia UK after you have looked after those closest to you will create a wonderful legacy for future generations. 

By remembering Leukaemia UK in this way, you will help make a lasting difference to those affected by blood cancers many years from now. Any gift, no matter how big or small, will enable us to continue our vital work by funding innovative research. You will help make a real, lasting difference to future families affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers.

Types of gifts to consider leaving in your Will

There is more than one way to leave a gift in your Will, and your choice will depend on your personal circumstances. 

You may wish to:

  • include a percentage of your estate or the whole (Residuary gift)
  • leave a fixed sum (Pecuniary gift)
  • include a particular item which you own (Specific gift).

Residuary gifts tend to be the most useful to us; a small percentage of your estate given in this way could help us make a make a huge difference.

Our legacy giving team is here to assist with any questions or queries you may have about leaving a gift in your will to Leukaemia UK. You can reach us on 020 7299 0722 or by email [email protected]

If you have already decided to include a gift to Leukaemia UK, please ensure you have included the correct key information. This includes our name and address and our charity registration number. The information you need is:

  • Charity Name: Leukaemia UK
  • Address: Leukaemia UK, 52 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1NH
  • Charity number: (Registered as a charity in England and Wales) 1154856

Free Will services available to you

Leukaemia UK is pleased to offer a Free Will writing scheme, working in partnership with National Free Wills Network & Farewill.

Free Wills Network

We can put you in touch with a solicitor, local to you, who can help you make or amend a simple Will at no cost. The entire process will allow you to have a Will written for free with participating solicitors. Due to current social distancing measures, the Free Wills Network have adapted their service to ensure the service is still available to meet supporters’ needs.

We understand that family comes first, and as much as we would really appreciate it if you included us in your Will, there is no obligation to do so.

For more information require about how you can apply for your free Will, please fill in the online Gift in Wills enquiry form. If you prefer to contact us directly, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7299 0722.

Farewill

You can write a simple Will online in the comfort of your own home in just 30 minutes, with live expert support by chat or call. This service is currently available for residents of England and Wales.

We have a limited amount of free Wills available so our free Will service will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The process is easy, just visit farewill.com/luk-legacy and follow the instructions. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire that should take no longer than 30 minutes. Once submitted, the Will is then checked by a Will expert. Once your Will has been approved, you’ll need to print it and sign it, please ensure you have two witnesses as they will also need to sign the Will. Keep it safe and please let your executors know where it is. Please note, this service is only suitable for simple Wills and will be looked at by trained advisors. For more complicated Wills, please do get in touch to see how we may be able to help you.

To ensure you get your Will for free, use our code LUK-Legacy (not cap sensitive) at the checkout. There is an optional annual charge of £10 which will enable you to receive news and update your Will. This annual £10 fee is not obligatory and you can tick a box to highlight you will not want to use this service, alternatively if you chose this option at checkout, you can opt out at any time.  

While there is no obligation to leave a gift to Leukaemia UK in your will, if you do decide to leave one, we would be extremely grateful as our organisation relies on these generous donations. 

To get your free Will, please follow this link and the code LUK-Legacy will pre-populate at checkout.

If you are unsure on what Will writing service is best suited to your current needs or you would like assistance with a more complex Will and would like to discuss this further with one of our team then please call 020 7299 0722 or email Hanna on [email protected]

What to do if you have already included us in your Will?

You may have already included a gift in your Will for Leukaemia UK, and we thank you in advance for your generosity. We would appreciate it if you could let us know, as this helps us to plan for the future, and we would also welcome the opportunity to personally thank our generous supporters for their gifts.  

You can let us know by either writing to us, at Leukaemia UK, 52 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1NH, or by email, at [email protected].

What do I do if I have already written a Will but would now like to include Leukaemia UK in it?

If this is the case, you have two options:

  • You can consider rewriting your Will to ensure it reflects your most current wishes
  • If you would prefer not to rewrite your Will, you may decide to write a codicil, which is an additional document to your Will

We recommend you have your Will or codicil written by a solicitor or professional Will-writing service to prevent any future legal issues. 

Get in touch

Leukaemia UK is extremely grateful for your support. Regardless of the size of gift you consider leaving to us, this will be truly appreciated. Find out more about what our charity does and how your kind support can help those living with a blood cancer diagnosis.

For more information about including a Gift in your Will, please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 020 7299 0722. 

Thank you for your kind consideration.