If World Cancer Research Fund is due to receive a gift in a Will from an estate you are administering, please contact the Gifts in Wills team at:

World Cancer Research Fund
22 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HH
Tel: 020 7343 4200
Fax: 020 7343 4201
E-mail: giftsinwills@wcrf.org

Alternative addresses for World Cancer Research Fund (listed below)

Any of these may appear in a Will but please send all correspondence to the 22 Bedford Square address above.

  • 19 Harley Street, London W1G 9QJ
  • 105 Park Street, London W1Y 3FB
  • 11-12 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6LB
  • Dept. 9141, Camberwell Way, Sunderland SR9 9AD
  • 2Touch, 1 Victory Way, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XL

Our Registered Charity Number is 1000739.

How to make a legacy payment

  • Cheques should be made payable to World Cancer Research Fund and addressed, along with all correspondence, to our Legacy Development Manager.
  • If you would prefer to make remittance by direct transfer, please contact us for details.

Information we may need

Because legacies are so important to our work we are very keen to ensure that we administer all gifts in accordance with the guidelines set down by the Charity Commission. This means that we will sometimes need to ask you to provide details about an estate such as a copy of the Will and estate accounts.

Further information

Pecuniary and specific legacy gifts

If a person has left World Cancer Research Fund a pecuniary or a specific legacy, we ask if you could provide the following details:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Last address of the deceased and any former addresses
  • Value of the legacy gift (if known)
  • If a specific item has been left, a copy of the Will clause describing it
  • Date of the Grant of Probate or Grant of Confirmation (once known, if applicable)

Residuary bequests

If a person has left World Cancer Research Fund a residuary legacy, we ask if you could provide the following details, once they are available. These are needed in order to meet our auditor’s requirements:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Last address of the deceased and any former addresses
  • A photocopy of the Will and any Codicils
  • Date of the Grant of Probate or Grant of Confirmation
  • A schedule of assets and liabilities
  • Valuations of significant assets
  • A copy of the estate accounts
  • A statement of Estate Income
  • Any relevant R185 forms at the close of administration

Further guidance

The Institute of Legacy Management has useful guidance notes for any executor where a Will includes a gift to a registered UK charity.

When a gift has been left to “Cancer Research”

Sometimes a Will is drafted that doesn’t give our full name. It may simply say the legacy gift is left to “Cancer Research”. But there are several charities in the UK involved in this area.

Other information in the Will may indicate that the legacy is intended for us, such as our Registered Charity Number or our current or former addresses (see above).

However, if this is not made clear in the Will, please contact us. We can provide further information and details of whether the deceased supported World Cancer Research Fund during their lifetime.

Need more help?

If you have any other queries or questions please contact us:

  • Email us at giftsinwills@wcrf.org
  • Call us on 0800 970 1461 (Monday to Friday, 9–5pm)
  • Write to us:
    Legacy Administration
    22 Bedford Square
    London
    WC1B 3HH

How to leave us a gift in your Will

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