Get involved A gift in your Will Frequently asked questions Q: Why should I make a Will? A: Making a Will is the only way to make sure that your wishes will be carried out after you've died. Without a Will, the legal system steps in and decides how to divide your assets. So making a will is important for your loved ones. It’s also an opportunity to remember a charity, like Breast Cancer Haven. A gift in your Will costs nothing now but will make a difference to the thousands of women facing breast cancer in the future. Q: I don't have much money do I still need a Will? A: Even if you don't have much spare money, you might be surprised about your wealth, especially if you own your own home or have any form of life insurance. It is also vital to have a Will if you have any children or other dependents. Making a Will is the only way to ensure that the people you love and the causes closest to your heart are looked after once you've gone. Q: Do I really need to use a solicitor? A: There is no law to say you need one, but using a solicitor means you can be confident that everything is properly worded. It could cost your family a lot more to sort out mistakes made in a DIY Will, than the cost of using a solicitor in the first place. Why not take advantage of our Free Will service. Q: I already have a Will, how can I include Breast Cancer Haven? A: You can ask your solicitor to add a codicil, which is simply an amendment to your existing Will – it is very straightforward. You can also use our Free Will service for this. Q: Can I leave money to a specific Breast Cancer Haven centre? A: Yes, but before doing so please call our team on 020 3917 1007 to talk about how to word your request. If you are able to leave your gift for general purposes, we can use it where the need is greatest at the time. Remember, your gift may not come to us for many years. When we receive your gift, what women with breast need may be different to what they need right now. Q: Can I change my mind? Yes of course, your will is your personal document. So you can change it as and when you feel it’s appropriate. Q: Should I tell you that Breast Cancer Haven is in my Will? A: Your Will sets out your personal wishes, so it is entirely up to you whether you share its contents. If you do feel able to tell us about a gift to Breast Cancer Haven it would allow us to thank you and to make a note about not asking you again. You can tell us here or simply by calling us on 020 3917 1007. Q:What do I need to include in my Will? Take a look at our Will planner for a list of all the things that you should think about before you write your Will. Thank you.