Leave a Gift in Your Will
A legacy gift in your Will to ARC will mean future generations can always turn to us for support.
Looking after the people and causes you care about
“I decided during my treatment that I couldn't go through what I'd been through, experiencing so much love, care and kindness from so many people, without finding a way to say thank you. The enormous gratitude I feel for the ARC team for the help they gave me at a time when I've never felt more vulnerable, made me want to support them, and in doing so, know that I would be helping others going through cancer. I am very proud to be a brand ambassador for ARC.” - Helen Cody, ARC Ambassador.
Having an up-to-date Will is so important – it means the things you leave behind go to the people and causes you care about, giving you peace of mind. It also helps your loved ones know what your wishes would have been, so they don’t have to make difficult decisions.
Making a Will is naturally on the minds of many, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the nation and raise concerns about the health and the well-being of ourselves and of our loved ones. As a result of the isolation and lockdowns, many people have time to reflect and are taking the opportunity to update or make their Will.
Why leave a gift
By leaving a gift to ARC in your Will, you’ll share the extraordinary feeling of knowing that your lasting memory will be one of hope and support to anyone affected by cancer.
Your legacy gift can make a real difference and helps people including children, teens, families and carers during a difficult period to come to terms with their illness and to enhance their coping skills and quality of life.
We are grateful to those who have chosen to support our work by leaving a gift in their Will. These very special gifts are crucial to making sure our vital services continue.
Choose the gift that's right for you
If you’re considering leaving a gift to ARC in your Will, thank you. Here are the different options for the type of gift you can leave in your Will:
- A share of your estate: A percentage share of your estate once all other gifts and expenses have been settled. This is the most valuable type of gift as it retains its value over time. This is called a 'residuary gift'.
- A fixed sum of money: This can be any amount you choose and is called a 'pecuniary gift'.
- A specific item: This can include items such as jewellery, stocks and shares or property and is called a ‘specific gift’.
How to leave a gift in your Will
Here are a couple of important things to consider:
- Make sure it's legal: We recommend using a solicitor to write or update your Will.
- Include our details: So that your gift goes to the right place, make sure you include: The ARC name and full ARC address if you want to leave a gift to our registered Charity Number and Charity Regulator Number.
Name: ARC Cancer Support Centres Address: 65 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, D07 TD35
Charity Regulator Number 20028428 Charity No 10857 Company No: 505230
Suggested wording for your Will
"I give a sum of______, all (or a ________% share of) the residue of my estate to ARC Cancer Support Centres (ARC), 65 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, D07 TD35, Ireland (Registered Charity No CHY 10857, Company No 505230, CRA No 20028428) for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge."
Find Out More
If you are interested in leaving a gift to ARC in your will, please contact Ann Howgego, Deputy Head of Fundraising and Communications. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Phone: (01) 215 0250
Legacies are vital to the future of ARC and your support is truly valued.
Proud member of My Legacy an umbrella organisation representing over 70 charities. www.mylegacy.ie