Leaving a lasting gift

A legacy to FORCE allows us to plan for larger long-term future projects which will be of benefit to all those affected by cancer in the community. These projects could, for example, relate to supporting research, developing out-reach programmes across Devon, expanding the Support Centre therapies in response to demand or to increase staffing levels to meet the demand.

Leaving a gift in your will

It is a well-known fact that many of us do not get around to making a will but it is only by making a valid will that a person can make their wishes known and ensure that their assets go to the people that they would want to receive it. Whatever assets are left is called the ‘estate’ and this is made up of all the assets owned by the person who dies less any outstanding debts and liabilities.

If someone dies without making a will then it is the law that decides who will inherit their estate and this is not to be recommended as it could mean that those nearest to the person who dies will not necessarily receive the assets in the estate.

It is therefore very important for all of us to make a valid will so that we can be certain that those we wish to receive our assets on death do inherit them. A correctly made will can also be used to arrange financial affairs in a tax efficient way. In every case someone making a will needs to choose at least one but preferably 2 people who will carry out the instructions set out a will and these people are called “Executors”.

Although it is possible to make a valid will without the help of a solicitor there are other additional technical requirements. A will is such an important document that it is probably best that you get help and advice from a solicitor of your choice.

When making or amending your will we hope that you might consider leaving FORCE a legacy to ensure that we will be able to help and support anyone affected by cancer in the years to come. Every legacy that FORCE receives is very precious and is very much a gift of hope for the future.

Ways you can leave gifts to charity in your Will

Making a Will is not at all complicated. If you would like to leave a gift to FORCE there are three ways in which your legacy can be given:

A Specific bequest

A gift of a named item such as jewellery, property or shares

A Residuary bequest

A balance or share of your estate once you have looked after your loved ones

To remember FORCE in your Will, please consider the following wording:

“I give (%) of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to FORCE (Registered Charity No. 1140676) of Corner House, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of FORCE shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.”

Please also add…

“If at my death any charity named as a beneficiary in this Will or any Codicil hereto has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred its assets to another body then my Executors shall give effect to any gift made to such charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the body in its changed name or (in the second place) to the body which results from such amalgamation or to which such transfer has been made.”

Thank you for supporting us in supporting those affected by cancer.

A Pecuniary bequest

Pecuniary bequest

To remember FORCE in your Will, please consider the following wording:

“I give the sum of …… pounds to FORCE (Registered Charity No. 1140676) of Corner House, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of FORCE shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.”

Please also add…

“If at my death any charity named as a beneficiary in this Will or any Codicil hereto has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred its assets to another body then my Executors shall give effect to any gift made to such charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the body in its changed name or (in the second place) to the body which results from such amalgamation or to which such transfer has been made.”

Thank you for supporting us in supporting those affected by cancer.