Making a Will may seem complicated and is one of those jobs we tend not to look forward to. But having an up-to-date Will is really important as it will help to make sure that the people and causes you care about are looked after. If you don’t have one, your estate (the assets such as money and property you leave behind after your death) may not go to the people you want them to.
Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (formerly NET Patient Foundation) couldn’t exist without the generosity, kindness and commitment from our supporters, fundraisers and people who choose to leave us a gift in their Will.
“Realising the importance of the tireless work and support of the charity, we both updated our Wills to leave meaningful legacies for Neuroendocrine Cancer UK. We both decided to leave legacies to the charity we really care about and who cared about John when we were going through our darkest moments. I would encourage anyone affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer to leave a legacy in this way”. – John and Lee
If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to Neuroendocrine Cancer UK, there are a couple of ways you can do this.
- A share of your estate – Also called a ‘residuary gift’, this is a percentage of your estate and is the most valuable type of gift as it will retain its value over time.
- A fixed sum of money – Also called a ‘pecuniary gift’, this can be any amount of money.
- A particular named item – Also called a ‘specific gift’, this can include items such as jewellery, stocks and shares or a property.
You can choose to leave a gift to help us continue providing one of our specific services or towards research. Any gift, no matter what size, will help us to get one step closer to reaching our vision of a world in which people know how to recognise, diagnose, treat, care for and, ultimately, cure patients with Neuroendocrine Cancer.
If you would like to find out more about living a gift in your Will and this very special way of giving then please contact us for more information or click here to read our legacy leaflet.
Planning and managing your finances can become more important when you have cancer. Neuroendocrine Cancer patient and South East Natter Co-ordinator, John Surgenor, has very kindly offered to use his professional expertise and skills as a Chartered Financial Planner to provide financial guidance to the Neuroendocrine Cancer community.
John’s approach to financial planning is shaped by his own life experience – in 2009 he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in his small intestine, and was given two years to live. This very quickly made him realise one thing: time is precious and life is to be lived. John’s professional focus is therefore to help people live life to the full: he helps them to identify exactly what sort of life they want, and through financial planning, designs a plan to help them get there.
John holds the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and is regulated through the Financial Conduct Authority.
John is providing his services on a voluntary basis and will be answering any questions on Friday mornings. To speak to John all you need to do is send him an email and he will aim to get back to you within a week.
Disclaimer: We are very grateful to John for sharing his expertise and time, free of charge, but his guidance does not represent the words of Neuroendocrine Cancer UK. If you are unsure or unhappy with any guidance given please contact us.