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20th September 2022

Legacy Giving with DCCF

It is never pleasant to consider that we won’t always be here with our loved ones, but it is a fact for all of us. If we fail to make a will, that will cause them hardship and worry.

Once you’ve made the necessary provisions for your family and friends, have you thought about leaving a donation to charity?

Whether you are making a will for the first time, or updating an existing one, it’s simple to include a donation to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation and ensure that you will be remembered for years to come, through the
work we do for cancer sufferers in Dorset.

Legacies are generally free from Inheritance Tax and could therefore reduce the liability for your loved ones, as well as leaving a lasting gift to help those whose financial circumstances have been adversely affected
by their diagnosis.

You should contact a reputable solicitor or professional will writer. These can be found through the Law Society’s website or the Institute of Professional Will writers. We also have contacts with local, reputable firms.

There are different kinds of legacies you may like to consider:

• A Residuary Gift – this is a percentage of your remaining estate once all the expenses, liabilities and other specific gifts have been paid.

This gift is the most beneficial as it keeps its value better than a set amount.

• Pecuniary Gift – this is a specific amount of money.
• Specific – this gift is a specific item for example, jewellery, art or antiques.

You only need to say that you are leaving a gift to Dorset Cancer Care Foundation and include our registered charity number 1151603. We are also happy to provide you and your solicitor with information on our work and legacy options. October is Make A Will Month when many solicitors will give you free advice on wills and legacy giving.

For more information:

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation is registered charity number 1151603