Information for executors and solicitors

Are you administering a Will that includes a gift to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity? We're here to help.

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How do I pay in a legacy gift?

Our Gifts in Wills Team are here to help. They are the people who are authorised to give proper receipt and discharge to executors of Wills.

Gifts that benefit the Charity should be sent to our registered address. The team will, of course, ensure that the gift is directed according to the wishes and purpose specified in the Will.

You can send a cheque payable to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to:

Gifts in Wills Team

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Fulham Road

London SW3 6JJ

If you want to make a payment by other means please get in touch and we'll be happy to help you.

What information do I need to provide?

When sending information about a legacy gift, please include the following information:

  • the full name and title of the deceased
  • their last address
  • the date of death
  • the executor’s name and contact details
  • a copy of the Will
  • any information about the reason for the legacy
  • if the deceased was a supporter of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (this means we can change their records so no future mailings are sent to them - we understand this can be distressing)

If you are an executor, it is helpful to notify us as soon as possible, so we can be of assistance.

How can I tell if the gift is for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity?

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is the registered charity for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. But we have been known by other names in the past.

If the Will that you are administering includes one of the following names or registered charity numbers, then we can confirm that the gift is intended for us.




The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

1095197 The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign
1050537 The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust
1050537 The Royal Marsden Hospital
1050537 The Royal Marsden NHS Trust
1050537-1  The Royal Marsden Hospital Charity
1050537-2  The Royal Marsden Hospital General Research Fund
1050537-3 The Royal Marsden Hospital Staff Amenity Charity 
1050537-4  The Royal Marsden Hospital Patient Amenity Charity
274034 The Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Fund 

We are, or have previously been, located at the following places. If the Will mentions one of these, the gift is likely to be intended for us:

  • The Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London, SW3 6JJ
  • The Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton, SM2 5PT
  • William Rous Unit, Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7QB

If you are still unsure, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help you.

How do I administer property or shares gifted to you?

In most instances we would prefer to receive the sale proceeds of property or shares gifted to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in a Will.

However, each individual case is different. So, before taking action to transfer or sell the property or shares, please get in touch.

How is tax calculated?

As a UK-registered charity we are exempt from paying Inheritance Tax. This means that gifts to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity are deducted from the estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated. Depending on the type and size of gift, this could result in a lower rate of Inheritance Tax for non-charitable beneficiaries of the estate.

We are exempt from Capital Gains Tax and can reclaim Income Tax that has been deducted at source from gifts bequeathed to them. However, Gift Aid cannot be added to legacy gifts.

Calculating tax due on an estate can be complicated. To avoid paying more tax than necessary, please get in touch with the Gifts in Wills Team for assistance or consult a solicitor.