Leaving a legacy FAQ’s

Here are some commonly asked questions about leaving a gift in you Will.

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.

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.