Give a gift in your Will

When you include a gift in your Will to CancerCare, you help to ensure that no-one in our local community will ever have to face cancer or bereavement alone.

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Around a quarter of our work supporting local people affected by cancer or bereavement is funded by wonderful people like you who choose to give a gift to CancerCare in their Will.

Of course, we understand that when making a Will, the needs of your family and loved ones will always come first. However, once you’ve looked after those closest to you, including a gift to CancerCare can help many more people.

Your gift will mean future generations across North Lancashire & South Cumbria can always turn to us for support.

Gifts in Wills are vital to all areas of our work, so any gift you give, whatever size, will make a big difference.

How to leave your legacy

Thank you for choosing to include a gift to CancerCare in your Will. We strongly recommend that you speak to a solicitor or professional Will-writer to ensure that your wishes are carried out as you intend.

The most important bits of information to include are our name, address and registered charity number:

• CancerCare North Lancashire & South Cumbria
• Registered address: Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST
• Registered charity number: 1120048 (England and Wales)

Getting your 'Ducks in a Row'

At CancerCare, we have seen first-hand how difficult it can be for people and their loved one when important details or documents cannot be located. Our best advice is to be prepared, which is why we have created this handy ‘Ducks in a Row’ guide to keep all your important details in one safe and accessible place.

The booklet will guide you through recording your affairs and also includes information about writing a Will, setting up a Power of Attorney and a space to record any final wishes you may have.

You can collect a printed copy of ‘Ducks in a Row’ from any CancerCare centre or request a copy to be sent by post by calling Anna Webster on 03330 150 628

Download our free getting your ‘Ducks In A Row' guide here

Need help finding a solicitor or Will-writer?

The following local firms support CancerCare with fundraising throughout the year. You are not required to work with any of our partner firms and are free to use any solicitor of your choice, but they would be happy to advise you if needed..

Information for Executors & Solicitors

If you are administering a Will that includes a gift to CancerCare, you may find the information on the following link useful. We understand it can be a challenging time and we will guide and support you in any way we can.

Information for Executors & Solicitors

“Cancer changed our lives, but CancerCare changed them for the better”

When Sharon Bruce was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2015, life was forever changed for her and her husband, John.

Sadly, Sharon Bruce died in September 2018, but John remains in contact with the team at CancerCare, often popping in to the ‘Hug in the Mug’ cafe.

“I will be forever grateful to everyone at CancerCare; staff, volunteers and friends. I know that including a gift in our Wills to CancerCare was what Sharon wanted, and our way of helping the next people who need CancerCare’s support.”
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“It was his way of saying Thank You”

CancerCare has received a very special gift, included in the Will of the late, Phil Hewson from Penny Bridge, Near Ulverston, who sadly died aged 61 in August last year.

A long-time car enthusiast, when Phil received a terminal cancer diagnosis, he decided that, when the time came, the proceeds from the sale his most-treasured vehicle - a Mercedez-Benz SLC - should be shared between two local charities; CancerCare and St. Mary’s Hospice.

“Phil knew that every penny matters to CancerCare, and knew the difference his donation will make to the next person who needs their help, even if he won’t be around to see it."
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We know that planning a gift in your Will to CancerCare is a very personal and important decision and we are here to help.

If you have remembered CancerCare in your Will, we’d love to hear from you. Not only will this help us make plans for the future, it also means we can thank you properly for your support. Anything you share with us will be confidential and not legally binding.

If you would like to speak to someone about your gift, please contact our Legacy & In Memoriam Officer, Anna Webster.
Call: 03330 150 628

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