Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about leaving a gift in your Will to The Eve Appeal. If you have any further questions do just get in touch by emailing rosa.frisso-lacey@eveappeal.org.uk or calling 020 7605 0103.

Why do I need a Will?

It is important to make a will so that your money and your possessions can be left to who you wish after you die. Having a will also make things simpler for your family to sort out afterwards.

If you do not have a will your estate will be distributed as the law sees fit.

 

What type of gift can I leave in my Will to The Eve Appeal?

There are three types of gifts you can leave to The Eve Appeal:

  • Residual Legacy- a gift or a percentage of the value of your estate after all other gifts have been made. This allows you to provide for your family and friends and leave a share of what is left to The Eve Appeal.
  • Pecuniary Legacy – a gift of a fixed sum of money.
  • Gift in Kind- a gift of a specific item such as shares, a house or items of jewellery.

 

How do I make a Will using Bequeathed?

Anyone in the UK can make a Will through Bequeathed. Just follow these four easy steps:
1. Visit bequeathed.org/eveappeal and click Make your Will For Good
2. Complete the online questions to draft your will. It will take around 20 minutes and the Bequeathed team is online to help, if you need it.
3. When you have finished, Bequeathed will arrange for you to have a 30 minute appointment with a legal firm. The firm will discuss your situation and your wishes and confirm the Will fully caterers for your needs.
4. After your appointment, the legal firm will send you your Will. All you have to do is sign it, in front of a witness, and return it to the firm. They will check it has been executed correctly and securely store it for you, at no cost.

If you have any questions about setting your Will up using Bequeathed do get in touch by emailing rosa.frisso-lacey@eveappeal.org.uk or by calling 020 7605 0103. Alternatively, you can contact the Bequeathed team who can give expert, knowledgeable guidance and support. You can get in touch either by emailing support@bequeathed.org or by calling 0208 1910 587.

 

Is there a cost to set up a Will using Bequeathed?

There isn’t a cost for a standard Will through Bequeathed, however if your Will is more complex or you require further legal advice, the legal firm will explain what is needed and give you a quote to consider.

 

How do I amend my Will?

If you have created your Will through Bequeathed, you can either start a new Will or amend the existing one for free. You will then have an appointment with a legal firm.

Even if you are making small changes, it is good practice to review all aspects of your Will to ensure nothing else has changed.

If you are making a lot of changes, it is best to write a new Will. If it is just a few minor changes, you could add a codicil (a document that amends an existing Will, but does not replace it). A codicil must be signed in the exact same way as the Will was signed (although the witness can be a different person). It is also recommend that the codicil mentions the date of your current Will so that it is clear that the Codicil should be read in conjunction with it, and it should be kept with the original Will.

Most legal firms recommend making a new Will than using a codicil.

We always recommend going through a solicitor to amend your Will. The Law Society can assist you in finding a solicitor.

You can search online by clicking here or by calling 0370 606 2555.

 

What details should I use to include The Eve Appeal in my Will?

If you would like to include The Eve Appeal in your Will, please ask your solicitor to use our full name and details to ensure the gift reaches us. These are:

Gynaecology Cancer Research Fund (trading as The Eve Appeal), a registered charity in England and Wales no.1091708 and in Scotland no. SC042612 Registered office: 15B Berghem Mews, Blythe Road, London, W14 0HN.

Here is an example of how to leave a gift to The Eve Appeal in your Will:

“I give a xx% share of the residue of my estate to The Eve Appeal, 15B Berghem Mews, Blythe Road, London, W14 0HN (Registered Charity Number 1091708, Scottish Registered Charity Number SC042612) for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasures or duly authorised officer shall be valid and appropriate form of discharge to my executors.”

 

How will my gift help?

By leaving a gift in your Will, you could help make gynaecological cancers a disease of the past.

You can help fund world-class research which aims to stop these cancers before they start by developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and prevention. Through the generosity of our supporters they have helped to fund UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS), the largest clinical trial in the world, and PROMISE (Predicting Risk of Ovarian Cancer Malignancies, Improved Screening and Early Detection), which aimed to halve deaths from ovarian cancer in the UK and beyond. The research programme finished in 2019, with results currently being published.

Projects such as this are only made possible through your help.

Now UCL are working on the next phase of an Eve research programme into ovarian cancer prevention in which they hope to identify a simple and cost-effective way of helping predict a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer and, ultimately, protect them from developing this deadly disease in the first place.

Your gift will have a lasting legacy for generations to come and help save women’s lives.

To read more about our research click here.

 

I can only leave a small amount, does it matter?


Any gift you are able to leave in your Will, will make a difference. You’ll be helping to raise awareness and fund ground-breaking research that will ultimately, save lives.

 

How does leaving a gift to charity affect my inheritance tax?


Gifts to charities are generally tax exempt. You may also be able to use gifts to charities to stay below the Inheritance Tax threshold or qualify for the lower rate. To find out more about inheritance tax please click here read the guidelines on the HMRC website.

 

Glossary

Estate: This is the term used for your property, possessions and money after you die.

Legacy: This is a gift of money or a possession as stated in a person’s will.

Codicil: A codicil is a legal document that allows you to amend an existing Will. It can be used for minor changes and must be stored with your original Will, but it is better to write a new Will for larger changes.

Executors: These are the people you have appointed to take responsibility for the administration of your will. It is common to appoint more than one to share the responsibility and in case anything happens to one of your executors. Your executors could be friends, family members, solicitors, accountants or banks.

If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to The Eve Appeal please get in contact by emailing rosa.frisso-lacey@eveappeal.org.uk or calling 020 7605 0103.