Leave a legacy

Leave HopeHelp us to help the next person through our door.

Did you know..?  Large national charities receive almost one third of their income through legacies.

Cavendish Cancer Care relies on the generosity of the public to fund our services. Leaving a gift to us in your Will, large or small, means we can help other people to live with cancer. Legacies change lives 

Make a Will, make a difference

Cavendish Cancer Care have teamed up with two of the largest local firms to offer you an expert Will writing service. If you’re thinking of writing a Will, or updating an existing one, our partners  at Bell and Buxton Solicitors and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors will work with you to make a legally-binding Will. You can either use a face to face service by ringing Bell and Buxton on 0114 249 5969 quoting Cavendish Cancer Care. Alternatively our online and telephone service with Irwin Mitchell conveniently offers you peace of mind at a time to suit you by clicking HERE . If you would like advice on which service might be suitable for you call 0114 275 4070 and we’d be happy to help

What Do I Get?
A professionally bound, tamper-proof Will
Clear signing instructions
Peace of mind

How Much Will It Cost?

Bell and Buxton – Our friends at Bell and Buxton have generously offered to donate a portion of their services to Cavendish Cancer Care on a free of charge basis. All they ask is that you make a donation of  the cost of the Standard Single or Mirror Will to support our work. 100% of the donation for your Will comes directly to us

Irwin Mitchell – Standard single Wills for Cavendish Cancer Care start from £100 and standard mirror Wills start from £190. 20% of the fee you pay is given back by Irwin Mitchell to Cavendish Cancer Care to support their valuable work. Once you have completed the form we will review it and advise you on the best course of action to ensure your wishes are carried out as you would like. Depending on your circumstances, we may recommend additional services such as the creation of a Trust. No costs will be incurred without your agreement.

How Do I Pay?
Payment for each service will be taken by our partner organisations and passed to us when your Will has been submitted.

How Long Will It Take?
Our online form available HERE should only take a short time to complete, depending on your individual circumstances. We can also post a form out to you to complete and return on your own time, this basic form will give information from which your solicitor can begin to express your wishes.

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do in life to ensure that your wishes will be understood and acted on after death and your friends and family will be looked after. Cavendish Cancer Care recommends everyone consult a legal professional to write a new will or change an existing one.

A properly written Will ensures that you do not pay unnecessary amounts of tax to the government. Your solicitor can advise you on how to make charitable donations that will help avoid paying too much tax. If you should die without making a Will then your estate will be intestate which means your wishes may not be carried out as you wish. Read more information on the implications of intestacy.

Cavendish Cancer Care recognises that your first priority in making a Will is to make sure your wishes are properly understood in the event of your death. After you have made provision for your family alegacysignoff2nd loved ones you may decide you wish to leave a donation to Cavendish Cancer Care.

How can I help support Cavendish through my Will ?
There are two ways to help us – here’s a simple guide to each one:

Leave a percentage of your estate
A residuary bequest is when a person leaves a percentage of their estate to Cavendish Cancer Care. This means that however much your estate is worth, you’ll ensure your loved ones are looked after as well as helping look after another worthy cause.
It also means that, no matter how your circumstances change, you won’t have to keep altering your Will.

Leave a specific sum
A pecuniary bequest is a set sum of money that you leave behind. However, we’d always advise you to consult your solicitor on what is the best option for your individual circumstances before committing to this.

Each individual’s tax situation is different, so we’d recommend consulting with your solicitor when making changes to your Will. If the total value of your estate is above the threshold set for the current tax year, your beneficiaries will have to pay 40% inheritance tax on the amount over this value.
Recent reforms allow married couples and civil partners to combine their tax allowances. This does not double the tax allowance, but it does allow couples to maximise their individual thresholds for the tax year of their death.

PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON THE ABOVE INFORMATION ALWAYS CONSULT A QUALIFIED SOLICTOR WHEN MAKING YOUR WILL AND REFER TO THE HMRC FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cto/iht.htm