The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund

Registered Charity Number: 247558

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Legacies have been our single most important source of income and we are profoundly grateful to those who have remembered us in their wills.

For detailed advice on making your will or leaving a legacy to charity, Remember A Charity has produced a very helpful guide.

Please consider us when you are making a will.

Why Donate?

Dimbleby Cancer Care is entirely funded from voluntary donations and legacies.  While much has improved for cancer patients in the last 40 years, so much more needs to be done, and we wish to play an active part in that, but will not be able to do so without increasing our income.

Recent expenditure includes:

  • Increasing our funding at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals to provide many additional support groups, complementary therapies, and benefits advice to patients and carers.
  • Supporting a Fellowship at our Research Laboratory at King’s College London
  • Funding a psychologist at the new Maggie’s Centre in Hammersmith.
  • Increasing our spending on research into the support and care needs of cancer patients, their families and carers.
  • Creating a £1,000,000 2 year joint research project with Marie Curie Cancer Care 2010-2012

In the longer term we need support to allow us to continue to undertake and expand this work. We need the help of people who share our aims. Whether your support is a single-one off donation of any amount, or a regular one, it will be valuable to us.


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If you are making a donation to Dimbleby Cancer Care and you are a British taxpayer you can help us even further simply by signing a Gift Aid form. By doing this, the tax you have already paid on that donation is refunded to the charity. By completing and returning the form, you not only allow us to re-claim the tax on this donation but on any future ones you make to us.

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Make a Pledge

Gifts left in wills are really important to The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.

Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund to confidently estimate future support for their cause.

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Leave a Legacy

If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.

To leave a legacy to The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.

Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund directly – they will be happy to discuss this with you.

Download Codicil Form