Legacy Gifts are becoming an increasingly popular method of donating to UCH. In addition to attractive tax incentives, many individuals want to leave their own legacy by which they will be remembered. Legacy Giving is a very personal method of giving and is often the greatest donation that anyone makes. A Legacy Gift can also help you achieve your philanthropic goal of providing support for UCH and ensure that your personal and financial objectives are met. A gift in your Will to the UCH Cancer Fund can be undesignated, in support of the Hospital's area of greatest need, or directed to something more specific. You may choose to strengthen the care and support that we currently provide for our patients or help us to fund new equipment or research. Potential naming opportunities exist.


“In September 2009, a prostate biopsy confirmed the news I had feared after a raised prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test; however I was very fortunate in obtaining a GP referral to UCH where I am under the excellent care of Dr Heather Payne and her team. Following High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy, external radiotherapy plus two years of implant hormone therapy, my PSA has now stabilised around 0.5 and I’m monitored at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre every six months. Life is back to (almost) normal with tennis, mountain trekking and a focus on fitness and diet. I always planned to contribute in some way to UCH, ideally towards prostate cancer research. While updating my Will recently, it seemed that an ideal way, of making a really significant contribution to the UCH Cancer Fund, was through a Legacy from my Will. I made contact with the UCH Cancer Fund Team who were very helpful in advising the wording required for a legacy to the UCH Cancer Fund 1131 Charity and to ensure exemption from inheritance tax.”

Mike Andrews



Your Will is an important and sensitive document. When considering to make a gift to the UCH Cancer Fund we urge you to speak it through with your family and the fundraising team.

Our charitable status means that the UCH Cancer Fund pays no tax on the gifts it receives, including bequests. It may also offer you an opportunity to reduce the tax due on your estate which a financial advisor or solicitor may be able to assist you further on. Click here to download suggested wordings for UK residents. We would be pleased to answer, in confidence, any questions that you might have. In all cases we strongly recommend that wording is carefully reviewed by you and your legal adviser in the overall context of your Will or Codicil.


If you are considering including a legacy to the UCH Cancer Fund in your Will, we would be grateful if you could inform us of your intentions so that we have the opportunity to discuss the details of any legacy gift with you. This would ensure that we fully understand your wishes and that any specific bequest you propose is feasible. This information will be treated in the strictest confidence.


If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will to UCH, please contact Laura Dowling by email on 020 3447 1884