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Leave a gift in your Will

Gifts in Wills are hugely important to the future of the Foundation and are the driving force behind the majority of the medical research we are able to fund.

By leaving a gift to the Medical Research Foundation, you’ll be funding the research that future generations will depend on.

The impact of gifts in Wills

Funding life-changing research

Thanks to gifts in Wills, the Medical Research Foundation has supported vital areas of life-changing research that are often overlooked – ensuring we fill the gaps in medical knowledge and protect the future of human health.

Supporting an independent and agile charity

We are an independent charity, focused solely on funding high quality medical research. With close links to the Medical Research Council, we’re able to choose the most impactful studies and adapt quickly to meet any emerging health crisis – thanks to the support of people like you.

Championing the brightest scientific minds

Many of the scientists we support are at the beginning of their careers when funding is hardest to secure – your support at this crucial time can propel a scientist to discoveries that will change the future of medicine and change lives for years to come.

Your Will can make the difference.

By the time my donation reaches the Foundation, it’s impossible to know the biggest health challenges we’ll be facing. But I know it will be focused on areas with the greatest need, when the time comes.
Frances Rawle, who pledged a gift in her Will to the Foundation in 2018
Frances Rawle smiling in garden

Further information about including a gift in your Will

What information do I need, in order to include a gift in my Will to the Foundation?

All you need are the following details, which would be shared with your solicitor:

Registered name: Medical Research Foundation
Registered charity number: 1138223

Find out more about your options when it comes to writing your Will, including how you can do this at a low cost (or for free), and how we can support you with it.

If you have any questions on gifts in Wills or the impact you could have, please contact our Fundraising team on 0207 395 2404 or email

Our Gifts in Wills information pack

What's the in Gifts in Wills information pack?

  • Six easy steps to leave a gift in your Will to the Medical Research Foundation.
  • FAQs that supporters commonly ask about gifts in Wills, and their answers.
  • Information about the different types of gifts you can leave in your will.
  • Details on the vital medical research that the Foundation funds, and the impact that your gift will have.
  • Information on the Foundation's strategic research themes, how we decide which research to fund, and how your gift is crucial to discovery science that can change people's lives.
  • An opportunity for you to tell us about yourself.

Download your Gift in Wills information pack

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Hear why Professor Nick Lemoine CBE is leaving a gift in his Will to the Foundation.

Professor Nick Lemoine CBE served as our trustee since 2011 and became Chair in 2015. After stepping down as Chair in October 2023, Professor Lemoine explains why he's leaving a gift in his Will to the Foundation: