Executor information

If you are a solicitor or personal executor dealing with an estate that includes a gift to World Cancer Research Fund UK, the following information will help in the process of fulfilling the deceased's last wishes

Please let us know about any legacy gift that is due to us by writing to:

World Cancer Research Fund UK
22 Bedford Square

If you have any queries, please contact our Legacy Manager on:

Tel: 020 7343 4200
Fax: 020 7343 4201
E-mail: legacies@wcrf.org

Former/other addresses

The following addresses for World Cancer Research Fund UK may also appear on 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

Our Registered Charity Number is 1000739.

How to make a legacy payment

Cheques should be made payable to World Cancer Research Fund and addressed, together with all correspondence, to the Legacy Development Manager. If it is preferred to make remittance by direct transfer, please contact us for details.

Pecuniary and specific legacy gifts

If a person has left World Cancer Research Fund UK a pecuniary or a specific legacy, please 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 UK a residuary legacy, please provide us with the following details. These are needed 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 independent Institute of Legacy Management has useful guidance notes for any executor where the will includes a gift to any registered UK charity.

Where a gift has been left to “Cancer Research”

Sometimes a will is drafted that does not 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 field.

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 UK during their lifetime.