Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a charitable gift in your will could change lives by helping to detect, treat and monitor cancer and other serious illnesses faster and more effectively.

Our vision is that we will lead the way in imaging for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancer and other clinical conditions.

For our patients and referrers by:

> Providing world class diagnostic imaging

> Responding promptly to patient and referrer needs

> Improving patient outcomes

> Demonstrating clinical excellence

> Enabling clinical and technology advancements

Making a will is easier than you think

The benefits

An effective way to cut Inheritance Tax

Without a will, the state will decide where your money goes, which can cause stress and anxiety for your loved ones at an already difficult time.

By making a gift to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre you will make a huge difference to the patients who need access to the latest scanning technology and who rely on your generosity to ensure they receive the best possible care.

Your donation will be free of Inheritance Tax and is calculated before the value of the estate is assessed for inheritance tax. You can also cut the Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36% if you leave at least 10% of your net estate to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre.

More information can be found on the Money Advise Service or on Charity Choice

What to do  

 Here's what to do;

  • Start by listing everything you could include in a will including property, money, jewellery and other assets.
  • Then decide who you want to benefit from your will and make a list of their names and addresses.
  • Decide who you wish to be executors of your will. They are usually family members or a professional advisor such as a solicitor; normally there are two.
  • Take all of these details along to the solicitor, who will draw up a will for you. For help finding a solicitor visit the Law Society website.
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Types of gifts

There are two types of gifts you may wish to leave as a legacy after you’ve looked after your family and friends:

  • A fixed amount of money, known as a “pecuniary legacy”
  • A share of what’s left of your estate once all costs and other legacies have been paid out, known as a “residuary legacy”. This type of gift holds better value over time due to inflation.


Already have a will?

You can add to an existing will by adding a codicil.

It’s good to review your will every couple of years as your circumstances might change. A codicil is an inexpensive way to make the changes you desire.

 If you decide to add Paul Strickland Scanner Centre to your will you can do this by:

  • Completing our codicil form
  • Have two people witness you sign your codicil
  • Store your codicil with your will, either with a solicitor or with a non-beneficiary.


Where your gift will go?

98% of our donation will go towards our charitable work. Your wishes are very important to us so if there’s anything in particular you’d like your gift to fund (for example a scanner upgrade or medical research), please note this in your will.

However by leaving the decision to our board of trustees and clinicians you will ensure that the money is spent where it will be needed most at that particular time. We are fully regulated and accountable to the Charity Commission for England and Wales, ensuring money is spent according to our charitable objectives.


See the difference

#If you would like to see where your money could go or you have already decided to include Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in your will, then please let us know so we can invite you to come to a tour of the centre to show you first hand where your money could be spent. Attending an event is non-binding and we will not ask any personal information.



Any questions?

All discussions are strictly confidential and non-binding in any way.

If you would like to be invited to future events, please do let us know.

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How we look after your personal information

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre will keep your details safe and will never sell them on or give them to others to use for their own purpose. Read our full privacy policy to find out more.

We would be happy to provide more information if you have any questions


No government funding

As an independent medical charity, we receive no government funding and rely on donations from our supporters to fund life-changing medical research and ensure patients have access to leading-edge scanning technology and high-quality care.

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