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Remember A Charity Week 11th - 17th September 2023

Remember A Charity Week is an opportunity for charities to come together and encourage more people to consider leaving gifts in wills, after taking care of family and loved ones. As a member of Remember A Charity, we are taking part in this campaign designed to highlight the importance of making a will and the value of gifts to charities in order to help future generations.

For more information about how to leave a gift in your will call 01242 535922 or email us at

Throughout this year’s Remember a Charity week, we are asking Cobalt supporters the question, Will you improve patient outcomes and quality of life? Last year, over half of our fundraising income, came through gifts in wills, without this vital source of income every year Cobalt would not be the charity it is today; as we would not be in a position to continue to invest in the latest diagnostic equipment.

We are so grateful to all those donors and their families for these special gifts. For our future generations, we want to continue with the vital work that the charity does, and that means being in a position to continually invest in the very latest technology and equipment.

It is only by being financially able to do this, that we will be able to improve cancer outcomes in the future.

Remember a charity in your will

It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your will to help a charity, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, even a small amount can make a big difference. When updating their wills through a recent Cobalt’s Make a Will Month, special supporters, Lyn and Ian, decided to include a gift in their will to Cobalt. We decided to leave a gift to Cobalt in our will because we thought why wouldn’t we? If it goes towards saving even one person’s life, it would be worth it. We are so lucky to have such up-to-date scanning equipment available to us locally that we need to ensure it is there for many years to come.

For a Cobalt supporter, by making the special act of leaving a gift in your will to Cobalt, you will be helping to ensure that we have the ability to continue to be there for everyone who will need to use our services in the future. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime; a gift in your will could help to ensure more people recover and their families get to spend more precious time with their loved ones.


Octopus Legacy Will writing service

We have now teamed up with wills specialist Octopus Legacy, which allows our supporters to make a simple will at no charge. Free wills are subject to availability. These wills can be made online, over the telephone or face-to-face. An expert oversees every will. You do not have to include a gift in your will to Cobalt to use our will writing services, but we hope you will consider this once loved ones are provided for.
Legacy guide

Leave a gift in your will

By leaving a gift in your will, you can help ensure that Cobalt can be there for even more people in the future. Gifts in wills make up over half of Cobalt’s charitable income. Remembering Cobalt in your will, you will help us continue improving health outcomes in years to come. For more information call Helen in Fundraising on 01242 535300 or email