Leave a Legacy

Including Bath Cancer Unit Support Group in your Will could be the most amazing gift you ever give. Your legacy will improve the quality of cancer services delivered by the Royal United Hospital.

What are the options?

There are three main types of legacies. You can give a share of your estate eg 20%, a specific sum of money or a specific item.

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Leaving a Legacy

How to word your Will

It is essential that the full name of the charity, namely Bath Cancer Unit Support Group and the charity’s registration number 292643 are mentioned in your Will.

This will ensure that your executors are in no doubt that it is the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group that you wish to benefit from your generosity.

Amending an existing Will?

You can easily amend an existing Will by asking your solicitor to provide you with a Codicil which leaves a legacy to Bath Cancer Unit Support Group. A Codicil is a document which records changes or additions to an existing Will and which must be read in conjunction with the original Will.

Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about leaving a legacy in your Will.
How and why should I make a Will?
Without a Will, your estate will be divided according to the law, which may not be in accordance with your wishes. It is therefore of great importance that you make a Will and equally important that it should be drawn up with the help of a solicitor.

What kind of legacy should I leave?

There are three main types of legacy you may incorporate into your Will. All three are tax free:

  • a share of your estate
  • a specific sum of money
  • a specific item

A share of your estate (a residuary bequest) is the whole or a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other legacies and expenses have been paid.

A specific sum of money (a pecuniary legacy) is a gift in your Will of a set amount.

A specific item could be something valuable such as antiques, paintings or even property.