Together our legacy can be a world without Parkinson’s.

A gift in your will could help us achieve this.

We know that gifts in wills are a very personal matter, and your family and friends must come first. But if you’re also planning to support a cause or a charity you care about, please consider a gift to The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT). You can be certain that your money will be spent with a crystal-clear purpose; to find the cure for Parkinson’s.

Leaving a gift in your will to CPT will help deliver research that will lead to treatments that slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s. Legacies enable us to plan for future funding of research directed to some of the world’s top Parkinson’s experts, to deliver results that could lead to millions of lives being transformed around the world.

A generous supporter named Minnie left The Cure Parkinson's Trust a large sum of money from the sale of her house. 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 who is leading the 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.”

Don’t have a will yet, or would you like to update your current will?

Our Free Will Service

We are partnered with Make a Will Online, to offer a free online wills service to our supporters. If you use this service, details of your gift will be shared with us. We would like to contact you, to say thank you and to keep you updated with information about the charity, if you give us permission.

Our Discounted Will Service

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, that can be completed in your home. The Goodwill Partnership can arrange for a trained counsellor to visit you at 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.

How to leave a gift in your will to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

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 could make one to leave a gift of a specific amount of money or a proportion of your estate to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and other charities. Once your family and friends are provided for, anything you can gift us will make a huge difference to our work.
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

Please see our Jargon page which we hope might help you decipher some of the terminology associated with this process.

Gifts in wills and tax

Did you know that people who leave more than 10% of their estate to charity receive inheritance tax benefits? You can find more details here.

Are you receiving a gift in a will?

Did you know that the beneficiaries of an estate can amend a will after someone dies? One of our supporters, Giles, did just this - you can read Giles' story to find out more.

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 criterion 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.

If you would like to discuss anything about legacies with a member of our team, please email Theresa Samworth or you might prefer to call us on 020 7487 3892