NICFC - Cancer Fund for Children

How to Donate

Gifts in Wills

 Leaving a Gift in your Will

Remember Cancer Fund for Children in your Will and help support families living with cancer for years to come.

We rely on donations to fund our work supporting children, teenagers and young adults affected by cancer and depend on the generosity of people like you to help us. Any gift you can give, whether large or small, will be a lasting gift to families living with cancer now and in the future.

We understand that when you’re making your will your first consideration will be to provide for your family and friends, but you can also make a real difference to future generations of children, teenagers and young adults who find themselves living with a cancer diagnosis, by leaving something in your will for Cancer Fund for Children.

A gift in your Will could help us to ensure that more children can avail of therapeutic group activities at Narnia Log Cabin in Newcastle, where they can come together with other young people who are living with cancer to share experiences and gain strength from each other. It could help us to provide one-to-one support to a young person whose parent or carer has cancer, to help them cope with the huge impact this has on their life. Or it could provide short breaks for families at Daisy Lodge, our therapeutic respite centre which we are currently building in Newcastle, Co Down, giving families the opportunity to spend quality time together away from hospitals and treatment regimes.

Put simply, your gift will make a direct and measurable impact on our work. Even a small gift can make a big difference to a family. A larger gift will be a lasting legacy and we would be happy to discuss what could be achieved.

Giving a donation to charity through your will is also a very cost-effective way to give, as donations to charities are exempt from inheritance tax. This means that every penny of a gift to Cancer Fund for Children will help us to support families living with cancer.

If you would like to find out more about Gifts In Wills, please contact Jane on 028 9080 5599 or email All information will be treated as strictly confidential, and you will not be under any obligation to commit to a gift in your will.

Leaving a gift to in your will to charity is a big decision and we understand that you’ll want to think everything through carefully, but whatever you decide to do, we’d be very grateful if you could let us know. You don’t have to be specific about the details but we’d like to show you just how you’ll be helping us and to thank you properly for your support.

Cancer Fund for Children is a member of ‘Will to Give’



On 6th April 2012: – Chancellor George Osborne announced that individuals wishing to leave 10% or more to charity will benefit from a lower inheritance tax (IHT) bill. This is in an attempt to increase the level of legacies left to charity. Usually, Inheritance Tax at 40% is charged on any amount over the nil-rate band of £325,000 (up to £650,000 for spouses), but if you leave 10% or more of the value of your estate to charity the rate decreases to 36%. This means the charity is left more capital and the next of kin/beneficiaries of the deceased pay 4% less Inheritance Tax on the remaining estate. The relief will only apply on death – not on lifetime gifts.


O’Toole Associates supports the work of Cancer Fund for Children. They can advise on legal planning  and tax efficient gifts.