Help with writing or updating your will

Making a will is a vital part of planning for your future

"I’ve known so many people die of cancer, and even with the best treatment it’s a terrible experience for them and their loved ones.

"That’s why I’ve now updated my will and decided to include a gift to World Cancer Research Fund. By doing this I’m confident I’m making a real difference – helping prevent cancer for future generations. World Cancer Research Fund does really pioneering work. I firmly believe in the importance of cancer prevention."
– Ian Van Ryne

Writing a will is something people often put off. The whole process can seem daunting and costly but it can be easier than you think. Being prepared before you visit a will writing professional is the key to saving you time and money, and here's how we can help.

Free will writing guide

Our free guide takes you through the steps involved in planning or updating your will.

  • Fill in this simple form and the guide will be sent to your home.
  • Email us for a copy of the guide that you can download.

Free will planning checklist

Request our free will planning checklist, which will help ensure you have everything you need to include when you visit your solicitor or professional adviser.

Book a visit from a professional

We work with professional will writers, who can visit your home and provide wills written by a solicitor. The cost of this service starts at around £100. If you would like more information or to book a home visit, call our Legacies team on 020 7343 4200 or email

Please note that areas of the law relating to wills can be different in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Your will writing professional will be able to advise you on this.

Leaving a legacy

Many people leave a gift to charity in their will. If you're considering leaving a legacy to World Cancer Research Fund, thank you. You'll need to include:

Our full name: World Cancer Research Fund

Our Registered Charity Number: 1000739

Our address:
World Cancer Research Fund
22 Bedford Square

I'm Sarah, Legacy Manager, and if you'd like to talk to me about leaving a legacy, please get in touch. I'm happy to answer any questions, in strictest confidence.
t: 020 7343 4200