We want our legacy to be a world without Parkinson’s

A gift in your Will could help us achieve this.

Leaving a gift in your Will to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) will make a huge difference in our mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s. Leaving a legacy donation can be a tax efficient way of providing essential funding to the pioneering research facilitated and supported by CPT, and it will also provide vital support to other areas such as our regular research update meetings.

A generous supporter 'Minnie' left The Cure Parkinson's Trust a large sum from the sale of her house in her Will. Minnie’s incredible legacy went towards funding the Simvastatin trial which is part of our international Linked Clinical Trials (LCT) programme. This trial is still underway and is now moving into its third year. Dr Camille Carroll, leader of the Simvastatin trial (pictured below) said:

“It was humbling to hear that a legacy donation helped to fund some of the Simvastatin Trial. The value of donations of this nature can really push forward research and help us get closer to finding a cure.”

To leave us a gift in your Will, you simply need to include details of this planned donation. If you have already made a Will, this can be done by making an amendment or ‘codicil’ to your existing Will or by setting up a Trust.

If you haven't already made a Will you can make one to leave a gift of a specific amount of money or a proportion of your estate to CPT and other charities. Once your family and friends are provided for, anything you can gift us will make a huge difference to our work.

You will need to have our charity name and number (below) to leave a gift. Please also see our Jargon page which we hope might help you decipher some of the terminology associated with this process.

Please ensure that you include in your Will our full name, charity number and registered address:

Full Charity Name: The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

Registered Charity Number: 1111816 (England & Wales) and SCO44368 (Scotland)

Registered Address: 5 Jupiter House, Calleva Park, Reading RG7 8NN


Make a free Will online

We are partnered with Make a Will Online, to offer a free online wills service to our supporters.

All wills are checked by a member of the Society of Will Writers. Details of your gift will be shared with us: your name, your contact details, the amount of any gift and the date you made the will. We may contact you to thank you and to keep you updated with information about CPT. You can make a will and leave a legacy to us without sharing this information by paying for the will directly yourself here.

If you would prefer not to use an online Will service we are also partnered with The Goodwill Partnership to offer our supporters a discounted Will writing service. The process of making your Will is made extremely simple. There are no visits to the solicitor; a trained counsellor comes to your home to take your Will instructions at a time convenient to you, whether daytime, evenings or weekends. They guarantee the lowest price for a home-visit Will which is checked and provided direct to you by a panel firm of solicitors who can also provide legal advice and storage of your signed Will. You can arrange your appointment online or by calling 0844 669 6148. Please quote The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

If you have complicated needs in your will - for example: dependent relatives/ friends, property overseas, trust income or ongoing legal issues then we suggest you speak to a solicitor who will be able to help with these needs.

Did you know that people who leave more than 10% of their estate to charity receive inheritance tax benefits? Please click here for further information.

Are you receiving a gift in a Will?

Did you know that the beneficiaries of an estate can amend a Will after someone dies?

A variation to the will in favour of charities can reduce the Inheritance Tax  on the estate. Subject to meeting certain provisions this could have even further benefits by lowering the actual tax rate from 40% to 36%. The main criteria for such planning is that it has to be done within 2 years of death with the consent of all the beneficiaries. Please do talk to your professional advisor for further information.

For more information, please email Theresa Samworth or call 020 7487 3892.