Leave a gift in your will

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Leaving a gift to charity in your will is one of the best ways to protect the causes you care about. Not only can your legacy look after your loved ones after you are gone, it could help to transform the future of research into brain tumours.

Why leave a gift to Brain Tumour Research in your will?

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease since records began in 2002.

As the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours, Brain Tumour Research is also the leading voice of the UK brain tumour community, calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer.

What difference could a gift in my will make?

With each day of research costing just £2,740, leaving a gift in your will can help ensure the sustainability of our future research programmes and enable continuous research which is necessary to make the scientific breakthroughs that will get us closer to a cure. It can help us give brain tumour patients a voice, by supporting our campaigning to increase the national investment in research into brain tumours. And, ultimately, it could help find a cure, bringing hope to the one in three people who knows someone affected by this devastating disease.

Are there any other benefits to leaving a gift in my will?

Yes. Charitable legacies are exempt from tax and many people use gifts to charities as a way of lowering the inheritance tax levied on their estate or avoiding the tax altogether. Complete the form below to request an information pack with more details.

How can I leave a gift in my will?

We have partnered with Octopus Legacy to offer you the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free. There is no obligation to leave a gift to Brain Tumour Research when using this service, however, we would be extremely grateful if you do. If you are interested in using this service, please complete the form below.

If you are leaving a gift in your will to Brain Tumour Research, or even considering doing do, it would help us greatly if you could let us know by emailing legacy@braintumourresearch.org

Mandy’s story

Mandy’s husband, Mark, was 53 when he died of a glioblastoma (GBM), just 18 months after he was diagnosed with the disease. After losing her husband, Mandy left a gift in her will to Brain Tumour Research.

“Mark and I were really shocked when we discovered how little funding went into researching brain tumours. Being diagnosed with a GBM is nothing short of a death sentence and the gruelling treatment hasn’t changed for decades. Once you stop responding to that treatment, there are no other options. This must change.

“We started fundraising for Brain Tumour Research together and now I’ve left a gift in my will to ensure Mark is never forgotten and to build a legacy in his memory.”

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