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Cancer Research UK

Buchanan & Co have been a firm supporter of Cancer Research UK and their FREE Will offer (for 18’s and over) for nearly two decades now. The fine work they do in the research and development of cures for one of our most common killers in our society, is amazing.

Many of our staff members have had loved ones who have unfortunately had experience of Cancer and we as a firm are trying our best to help to encourage people to leave a consideration in their Will to reflect this fantastic organisation’s fine work.

In October 2022, our statistics with CRUK showed that we as a firm were are in the top 10 Law Firms to support them and the fantastic bequests made by our clients nearly topped the £1.2m mark.

“To confirm the figures so far, Buchanan & Co (both offices combined) have raised approximately ££1,277,995 from the Free Will Service. £1,050,295 of this has come from the Staveley Office alone”.

“The average value of each of these gifts is therefore £3354 and an incredible 96% of these wonderful supporters did choose to leave a gift to CRUK in their Will”.

If you would like to read more about how Gifts in Wills make a difference to their work or find out what is happening right now in Cancer Research UK you will finds lots of information on their website:

Our commitment to CRUK is unwavering and cannot be achieved without YOU.

What is covered by the Cancer Research free Will package?

This is to construct a standard Will which includes the below information;

  • Your personal details
  • Your chosen Executors & Trustees
  • Your chosen Beneficiaries i.e. wife/husband then children/grandchildren etc.
  • Bequests to CRUK and any other charity or society.
  • Your choice of dispatch e.g. cremation/burial.

Should you require a more in depth Will, for example, a Trust clause for minors, Trust clauses for the gifting of property and the like, then additional charges will apply.These extra charges do attract VAT at the current published rate.

What else do I need to know?

We respectfully ask you to have a kind heart towards the investment CRUK have made in sponsoring the offer and Buchanan & Co reserve the right to refuse to act should there be no bequest made within the Will, to recognise the investment the charity has made to facilitate this FREE Will writing service to you.

We recommend that the Will/s be registered with CERTAINTY, the Will registration scheme, for £36 for single Wills and £48 for double Wills. Should you elect not to register your Will/s with Certainty then an annual charge of £10 + vat will apply for the storage of your Will/s.

Legal Guidance Service

Cancer Research UK have awarded us the honour of being only one of five firms in the North of England district to be able to offer a ‘Grant’ of up to £500 (inc vat) to supporters taking part in their FREE Will service. The aim of this ‘Grant’ is to help you with the cost of us preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, Property Trust and the like. This amazing gesture comes with conditions, but don’t be put off, its just a gift in your Will to CRUK when your pass on. Click here to find out more.

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