Gifts in Wills

Support a Legacy of Hope: Leaving a Gift in Your Will 

By considering a gift in your Will, you leave a legacy towards fighting Colorectal Diseases.

Why Leave a Gift?

A Lasting Impact: It ensures that your legacy becomes intertwined with our ongoing mission to advance research and provide practical techniques into the treatment of Colon Cancer, Crohn’s, Colitis and Continence.

Paving the Way for Breakthroughs: Your contribution will fuel groundbreaking research initiatives, supporting scientists and clinicians as they improve patient outcomes and care in Oxfordshire and beyond. By leaving a gift, you become an essential partner in the journey toward innovative treatments, early detection methods and better patient experiences.

Where a donation is used to fund a new particular piece of equipment or research project, Occtopus will aim to recognise and dedicate the donation with the donor’s name ie “the John Smith Fellowship” unless anonymity is requested.

How to Leave a Gift

Leaving a gift in your Will is a straightforward and impactful way to contribute to our mission. Consult with your legal advisor to include a specific bequest or a percentage of your estate to Occtopus.

If you would like to leave a gift in your Will, we strongly recommend you that you speak to a solicitor to ensure that your wishes will be carried out as you intend.

You will need to take the following details with you:

Occtopus Oxford Colon Cancer Trust

Registered address:

OCCTOPUS Oxford Colorectal Centre

The Surgery & Diagnostic Centre
Churchill Hospital

Registered charity number: 1104702 (England and Wales)

An example of wording you could use:

I leave my / X share (s) of my residuary estate for Occtopus, Oxford Colon Cancer Trust, The Surgery & Diagnostic Centre, Churchill Hospital, Headington, OX3 7LJ, registered charity number 1104702 (England and Wales), absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.

Our Commitment to You: We understand the gravity of your decision to leave a gift in your Will, and we are committed to honouring your wishes. We are available to answer any questions and provide information about the research programs and initiatives your legacy will support.

Contact Us:

For more information on leaving a gift in your Will to Occtopus, please contact Liz on

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