Legacy FAQ’s

What is a legacy?

A legacy is a gift of money, property or a valued possession that you leave to family, friends and the causes you hold dear.

When should I update my will?

You can change your will whenever you like, but might find that you want to do it after major changes in your life, such as: marriage, bereavement, divorce or the birth of children or grandchildren.

How can I update my will?

If you wish to make major revisions to your will, you may have to ask your solicitor to do this. If the changes are relatively simple, such as the addition of a charitable bequest, you need only add a codicil (a legally binding document that details amendments to your will). Find out more about codicils on our website: www.panact.org/codacil.

How can I leave a gift to Pancreatic Cancer Action?

If you are writing a new will, you need only give your solicitor our charity details including our exact name, address and registered charity number. If you want to add a charitable gift to an existing will, simply complete a codicil (visit: www.panact.org/codicil) and present it to your solicitor.

Or, alternatively you can make a Will online for free by visiting Make A Will Online. Find out more here.

Can I leave a gift to fund a specific project?

We are more than happy for you to leave a legacy to fund an area of our work. You could leave a lasting legacy to; research, public awareness, medical education and patient information. Please contact legacy@panact.org to discuss any requirement you might have.

Do I need to think about inheritance tax?

There is no tax payable on a gift left to charity in your will. It could also reduce the total amount of your estate that may be liable for inheritance tax.