Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a legacy in your will is one of the best ways of ensuring that we can continue our valuable work.

"My main reason for leaving a legacy in my will to Oracle is because I had upper GI oesophageal cancer and went through chemotherapy, laryngectomy surgery and radiotherapy.

I feel very strongly that further research is essential to improve the treatment and quality of life for patients after it. The long term side effects can be challenging to cope with. In order for this to happen, funds for research are needed. Head and neck cancer charities are overlooked. Gifts in wills are an excellent and straightforward way of funding research. I have encouraged family and friends to consider donating in this way."

Oracle Cancer Trust Supporter

Why leave a legacy?

Oracle Cancer Trust gratefully accepts gifts in Wills and acknowledges legacies as a special way in which you can make a difference and fund research into life saving work.

Leaving a gift in your Will can ensure our valuable research will continue and support future generations who are living with a form of cancer that has the potential to be preventable as well as pioneering kinder treatments that support wellbeing after survival.

Please join us in the fight against Head and Neck cancer and consider leaving a gift in your Will.

By making a Will you can ensure that your wishes, and the people and causes you care about, are provided for. After providing for your family and friends remembering us in your will means that we will be able to carry on our work. By leaving a gift to Oracle Cancer Trust in your Will you can shape our future, ensuring that we are always here for anyone affected by Head and Neck cancer.

Did you know that in the UK, legacies form a huge part of charitable donations?

In 2023, legacy income in the UK alone is expected to generate over £4bn, however the lion share will be given to large charities and while Head and Neck cancer is the

fourth most common cause of cancer in men and Oracle Cancer Trust is the leading Head and Neck cancer, we are not one of the largest charities. A gift in your Will has the power to make a massive difference.

Write your will for free

Every single gift is vital to Oracle Cancer Trust and we appreciate any gift you may choose to leave us. Whatever the value of your gift, it will go a long way to help someone who needs us.

It will not cost you a penny during your lifetime. It is simple to do and is free from inheritance tax.

All gifts, whatever their size make a real difference. It truly is a gift of a lifetime.

We invite you to consider using our Free online and telephone Will writing service this will guide you through making a Will at no cost to you or to us as a charity.

Alternatively, you can speak to a solicitor who will give you the legal advice you need. Should you wish to leave a gift to us our registered name is Oracle Cancer Trust, and our charity number is 1142037.

If you are interested in hearing more about where we invest your Will do get in touch fundraising@oraclecancertrust.org and if you have already left a gift in your Will to us and would like to let us know, we’d be thrilled to hear from you.

We thank you in advance for making a generous, thoughtful contribution. Your gift will make a lasting and positive difference to Oracle Cancer Trust.

Legacies can be separated into three categories:

If you’re not sure about what kind of gift you would like to give, talk to your solicitor who will be able to advise you further. If you have already made a will but now want to leave a legacy, you can make an addition or change it without rewriting your current will. This addition is called a codicil and a solicitor can advise how to add this to an existing will.