Making a Will is one of the most important things to consider in life, but it doesn't have to be complicated. It's really vital that your Will reflects the changes that life brings, so it makes sense to keep it up-to-date.

Your Will is so much more than a document and although the process can seem daunting; it's the best way there is to make sure the people you care about are provided for. You can even have your Will written or amended for free thanks to our partnership with the National Free Wills Network. Some useful information to help you through the process is below:

Wording for your Will

We recommend using a solicitor or professional Will-writer to make sure your Will is legal and valid. They will help you with the wording of your gift, but here is an example of wording you could use:

'I leave ______________ to Prostate Cancer UK of Fourth floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN registered charity numbers 1005541 and SC039332.'

If you have any question please email us or call 020 3310 7275.

What types of gift can you leave?

We receive many different types of gifts in Wills and we're always incredibly grateful to receive each one. There are three main types of gift you can leave in your Will:

1. Residuary Legacy

This is a share (or maybe even all) of the residue of your estate once all other payments have been made such as tax, administration expenses, lifetime debts and of course, any pecuniary or specific legacies you may wish to leave (see below for more information on these type of gifts). The advantage of this type of gift is that it will not lose its value over time, and if you leave a proportion to us you can still ensure other beneficiaries are taken care of.

2. Pecuniary Legacy

This is where you can leave us a fixed amount of money. It's worth being aware that the effects of inflation could mean that the ultimate value of this gift could become less than you intended. This can be addressed if you review your Will regularly or you link your gift with inflation. If you are considering a pecuniary gift, your solicitor or professional Will writer can advise you on wording to do this.

3. Specific Legacy

This is a gift of a specific item. It could be anything from jewellery to a house - it's entirely up to you.

Our promise to you

When you choose to leave a gift in your Will to Prostate Cancer UK we promise to...

  • Answer any questions you may have openly and honestly in a timely manner.
  • Use your special gift to it's maximum potential and ensure that every penny is spent wisely to benefit men and their families.
  • Never pressurise you in any way – we understand that this is a big and a very personal decision.
  • Understand that your loved ones come first and we'll never pretend otherwise.
  • Respect your right to privacy - you don't have to tell us your decision.

Download a copy of our free Will-writing guide

How to have your Will written or amended for free

We’ve teamed up with the National Free Wills Network, so now you can have a simple Will written or amended for free, by a solicitor local to you.

If you are aged 55 or over then let us know your name and address, you will then be sent an information pack of what to do next along with the details of at least three participating solicitors in your area. You choose which one and make an appointment. It’s as simple as that.

There is no obligation to leave us a gift in your Will but we would of course be extremely grateful if you decided to.

National Free Wills Network

Remember a Charity

We’re proud members of Remember A Charity, a group of more than 140 charities who have come together to talk about how important gifts in Wills are to our work.