Charities Guides

On this page, we give you ideas of Who to donate to in your will. We also provide details on what the charity does and how we assist.

I want to donate to charity but who?

Your will is the best place to set out what you want to happen to you, your loved ones, and your money when you die. However, a lot of people do not know worthwhile charities that they could make beneficiaries to some or all of their assets in a will.

We provide a guide on some charities that you maybe interested in. 

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    Cancer Research UK

    Our research is beating cancer

    Thanks to supporters like you, our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Over the past 40 years survival has doubled, thanks to the great progress research has made. Find out more about how our research has already made a difference to patients and what we are funding right now.

    How we help

    Children With Cancer UK

    We are the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Every day more than 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. 8 out of 10 young childhood cancer patients can be successfully treated thanks to vital, specialist research we helped fund.

    We are working to develop safer, kinder & more effective childhood cancer therapies, with fewer toxic side effects.

    We invest in childhood cancer research that would otherwise go unfunded. Only around 2% of cancer research funding in the UK* is spent on research that is fully dedicated to childhood and young adult cancer.

    *Estimated amount based on data from the NCRI Cancer Research Database (CaRD) for 2018/19

    How we help

    Dogs Trust

    Dogs Trust is the largest dog-welfare charity in the UK. Every year, we take in around 17,000 dogs who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Some are in a terrible state, physically and emotionally. But with the help of our wonderful supporters, we can give these deserving dogs a second chance in life.

    Dogs Trust never puts down a healthy dog. And more than that: we offer the best veterinary care to all the dogs who come to us, whether routine or more serious, to restore them to health. When our dogs are ready, we find them loving new homes. Some are in such a bad way that they can never be rehomed, so they stay with us for the rest of their lives and get all of the love they need.

    Around a third of our income comes from gifts included in people’s Wills. So if you love dogs like we do, please consider remembering Dogs Trust in your Will.

    How we help

    Radcliffe Animal Centre (RSPCA) or others

    The RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter Trust is an independent charity which receives no financial assistance from the Government or National Lottery and it is separately funded from the national RSPCA.

    Although we support the aims and objectives of the national RSPCA we rely on donations made directly to this animal centre to achieve our aims of Rehoming and Education across our local community.

    Our annual running costs are around £800,000 per annum. With ever rising costs, from veterinary medicines to utilities, it is a constant challenge to raise these funds ensuring every animal can receive the care it needs through its journey of rehabilitation to rehoming.

    Legacy gifts enable us to maintain and advance the animal centre for the benefit of all who need our services. Over the years these gifts have been instrumental in modernising animal accommodation, developing on site veterinary care and offering better facilities for our adopters. And of course they help ensure enough funds are available for the care and treatment of future animals in need. This is always our priority.

    Legacies can be a difficult topic to discuss. Some of us prefer to think of it as a topic for others; that we are far off thinking about that kind of thing. Others may see it as boring or just unpleasant to discuss money issues; we simply don’t want to discuss a time when our life may come to an end.

    But for many people, discussing a Will and having a plan in place for their passing, brings a great source of comfort that their affairs are all in order. They feel a sense of relief that they remain in control of their wishes, pride and purpose that their legacy will continue to help others in the causes that are close to their hearts and an immense feeling of peace that they will still be doing some good, even when they’re gone.

    How we help

    Royal United Hospitals Bath

    The Bereavement Office provides a service for the newly bereaved families of patients who die at RUH; the service has been in operation since August 1990.

    The booklet ‘Help for Bereaved Relatives and Friends’, which was written by the Patient Affairs manager is given to relatives on the ward when someone dies and has had very positive feedback.

    How we help

    Great Western Hospital Swindon

    This is a service that the Trust provides when someone dies (either in hospital or in the community), as there are many arrangements to be made.

    How we can help

    Following a death, please contact the Mortuary and Bereavement Services the next working day.

    We provide advice, support and assistance to bereaved relatives and carers by helping them through the procedures following a death.

    We can help you deal with issues such as:

    • Contact with the Coroner Service  
    • Collecting the MCCD (Medical Certificate of Cause of Death)
    • Arranging viewings
    • Liaising with funeral directors
    • Other legal documentation that may be required

    How we help

    Other Hospitals Coming Soon

    Nottingham Unversity Hospitals (April).

    Manchester Royal Infirmary (April).

    University Hospitals Birmingham (May)

    Russell Hall Hospital Dudley (May)

    Lots more to come soon we will keep you updated when we have further information.

     

    How we help

    Help For Other Charities

    Is Your Charity in Need of Funds?

    If you are a registered charity in the UK and are looking for help in raising funds please contact us so that we can discuss how we can help. We all know charities have suffered substantially through the Covid-19 Pandemic. There is no cost to you other than the time required to get things up and running on your side. 

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