Gifts in wills

If the beatson holds a special place in your heart, you may like to remember us in your will.
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Leaving a gift in your Will to Beatson Cancer Charity is a valuable and meaningful way to ensure that future generations will benefit from the very best care, treatment and support possible. We all want to be remembered for something special, and what could be more special than helping in the fight against cancer.

Every legacy gift we receive, large and small, helps us to beat cancer.

Types of gifts you can give:

1: Residuary Gift - after you have provided for your friends and family you can choose to leave a share, or the remainder of your estate to us. This gift is a very popular way for people to remember a charity that’s close to their heart. 

2: Pecuniary Gift - you may decide to leave an exact sum of money. However, inflation can devalue this gift over time.

3: Specific Gift - you can leave a gift of property, land, shares, jewellery or other valuables.

4: Gift  in Trust - you can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time and when that time ends, it can be passed to us.

A gift in your Will could help to ensure that future generations benefit from world-class cancer treatment and care or fund vital research to help beat cancer.

a quick guide to leaving a legacy

Follow this simple guide to find out exactly how to include gifts in your Will.

  • Make a list of all your assets. This could include land, a property, investments or valuables.

  • Decide who you would like to benefit. Caring for your family and friends will be first and foremost in your mind, but many people also decide to support a charity or cause close to their heart.

  • Decide which type of legacy gift you would like to leave.

  • Choose your executors and meet your solicitor to discuss your Will.

  • Keep your Will safe by leaving a copy with your solicitor or in a safe place at home and remember to tell somebody where it is.

We know that writing or updating a Will may seem like a daunting task and we will be more than happy to help. We can’t give legal advice as such, but we can answer questions and provide information on anything else you might need to know about leaving a gift in your Will to Beatson Cancer Charity.

Letting us know about your gift:  It’s up to you whether or not you want to let us know if you’ve included us in your Will. We would be delighted to hear from you and thank you personally for your gift. If you would like to inform us of your intention to leave a gift in your Will or if you would like more information on how to do so, please e-mail us or call the team on 0141 212 0505.

If you've already left a gift to Beatson Cancer Charity in your Will, we thank you.