Leave a legacy

Detailed information about leaving a Legacy

Writing a Will gives you peace of mind. It enables you to retain control over what happens to your belongings once you pass away, and to direct your money where you want it to go. It is likely that the majority of your funds will go to loved ones - family members and friends - but have you considered making a donation to charity?

A large proportion of Big C's income comes from legacies left in Wills. It is thanks to these important gifts that Big C is able to help in the fight against cancer. A legacy in your Will to Big C is a valuable way to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of local people touched by cancer.

Consider Big C when making your Will. It won't be the last thing you do.

It is also easy to do!

In order to leave a legacy to Big C, you will need to arrange for it to be written into your will:

Residuary Bequests

This means making a gift of the remainder of your estate once all other bequests, debts and inheritance taxes have been paid.

Pecuniary Bequests

This is any gift of money you wish to make where the actual amount to be donated is stipulated in your will.

Codicil

This is a document containing an alteration or addition to your existing will.

Whichever method you use it is vital to specify Big C, registered charity number 281730, otherwise your bequest may go elsewhere.

We realise that deciding what will happen to your estate is an important, and sometimes difficult task. Should you wish to discuss any aspect of leaving a legacy to Big C please contact Kate Morgan on 01603 619900 or email kate.morgan@big-c.co.uk

In order to direct our future planning, it is helpful to know if you intend to leave a bequest to Big C. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and you are not committed to making the bequest should your circumstances change.

If you are a solicitor and would like to know more about working with Big C contact kate.morgan@big-c.co.uk or call Kate on 01603 619900.