A legacy gift can make an enormous difference to our ability to do our work and benefit patients. Of course, family and friends will be your first priority. But you can also leave a gift to those causes closest to your heart. A legacy to the Institute will help improve the future lives of cancer patients, diabetics and many other illnesses.

No gift is too small to make a lasting difference.

Ways to leave a legacy

First, you’ll need to decide what type of gift you’d like to leave and whether you’d like it to be used in any particular way.

With a residuary gift, you can leave the remainder of your estate, or a percentage of it, once family and friends have been provided for. This is the type of gift many supporters choose to make, because it has the added benefit of keeping its value over time – it isn’t affected by inflation.
With a pecuniary gift, you can specify a particular amount of money or a valuable saleable item, like a piece of jewellery or furniture, that you would like to leave to one of our charity partners.
After you decide which type of gift you would like to leave, you need to note the official charity name, address and registered charity number to give to your professional advisor. We can provide you with our member charity details.

Ways to leave a legacy

If you want to leave a gift to charity but have already made a Will, you can change it by

Making A new Will
Once written, it makes any past Wills void. You can write a new Will with a local solicitor or professional advisor.
Adding a Codicil to an existing Will
A codicil is a document used to change a Will that has already been made. It can make simple additions or amendments to an existing Will. You can also make a codicil with a local solicitor of professional advisor.

Find out more

For more details on leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Elaine on e.abrahams@griffininstitute.org.uk