Why your gift is important

Research is a long journey and needs a steady stream of funding. By including a gift in your will you can help fund research into new treatments that save lives. It's also a lasting way to support the work we do and make sure that we're still able to support anyone affected by breast cancer in years to come. 

Right now breast cancer research is at a tipping point, which means we can create radical change like never before. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever. With your help, we can change that. If we all act now, by 2050, we believe everyone who develops the disease will live and be supported to live well. 


I was 19 when my mum was diagnosed. Her three sisters were too. They all survived. I’m leaving a gift to look after my own girls when they’re grown up.



After taking care of loved ones in their will, some people leave a one off gift, £100, £1000, £10,000, or leave a percentage of anything left over after all their other gifts are made.

Every gift made makes an impact in the labs where our research happens.  Last year thanks to gifts left to us in wills we funded brand new three year research projects for seven of our scientists. 

Gifts in wills also help us continue to support thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

Whether that’s putting people in touch with someone just like them to talk things through, meeting others going through similar experiences at one of our local support groups, talking directly to our breast care nurses or reading one of our publications on diagnosis, treatment or breast health. Your gift will help make sure we'll be there for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through. 



Bob's story

Bob had never dreamt of having to protect his daughter, Fiona, from anything more than falling off her bike or getting her heart broken by a boy. But after breast cancer turned his family's life upside down, he was determined to do something.

Read Bob's story about his gift for the future of research. 


Cora's story

Cora was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. When she had a recurrence 10 years later, Breast Cancer Now provided her with essential support. She wanted to make sure we can continue to offer life-changing services for a long time.

Read Cora's story about her gift for vital support.


Our promises to you

If you tell us that you’re thinking about leaving a gift in your will to us we promise not to put you under any pressure. That simply isn’t our way. We understand completely that the people you love come first. 

Our legacy promises to you.

Get your will written for free

We are part of a Free Will Network so our supporters can have their will written for free.

Find a solicitor

The National Free Wills Network will put you in touch with solicitors in your area who will help you make or amend a simple will for free.

There’s absolutely no obligation to include a gift to us in your will, but we hope that you’ll consider doing so.

How to leave a gift in your will

Take a look at our gift in wills FAQs or download our gifts in wills guide.

Download gift in wills guide


If you have a question please get in touch with our team telephone 0333 20 70 300 or email Yogi, Cecilia and Frankie on gifts@breastcancernow.org.