Executors and

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We know that being an executor can sometimes feel daunting. You may find the information below useful, whether you are a professional executor or a layperson.

Common questions for executors

'Macmillan Nurses' is not a separate charity, but is a service run by Macmillan Cancer Support. We dedicate all legacies for 'Macmillan Nurses' to our nursing service. Close

All legacies are administered from our registered office at:

Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment

You can send a cheque made payable to 'Macmillan Cancer Support' to the Legacies Department at this address.

If you are in Scotland you may have an address in Edinburgh, but in order to save costs all legacies are administered in one location at the London address above.

If you would prefer to make payment by BACS please contact us using the form below.

This will depend on the type of legacy, so please contact us using the form below. If you are able to supply a copy of the will, this will enable us to be as specific and accurate as possible. Close
Macmillan doesn't run any charity shops, so we unfortunately cannot accept gifts of personal belongings directly in most circumstances. 
However, we are always delighted to receive any proceeds of sale, and if you think any items may be valuable, we can arrange valuations and special rates with some of the country's best-known auction houses.

We are able to provide a great deal of support and advice if you are dealing with a property or shares, including preferential rates of commission on sales and advice on tax.

Please let us know the nature of a bequest, with a valuation if applicable, and we can work with you to make sure the maximum value is achieved. You can contact us using the form below.

Macmillan as a registered charity enjoys exemptions from Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax, and there are many ways in which tax can be saved during the administration of an estate to make a legacy worth even more to the charity.
Please do contact us as early as you can so that we can help with this. You can get in touch using the form below.

Still not sure?

If there's anything else you'd like to know, we're here to help. Just use the form below to send us a message. It would be great if you could include the best time for us to give you a call.

When you submit one of our online forms, you agree to us recording your details on our database, so we can provide you with the best possible support every time you contact us. 
We will also contact you from time to time by phone, email, text or post to keep you up to date with how we can support you and how you can get involved with our team. Your details will be kept securely and only shared with the suppliers or partners who work on our behalf or with us to deliver and improve services for people affected by cancer. We never sell or swap your details with any third parties. If you would prefer us not to use your details in this way, you can email contact@macmillan.org.uk, telephone 0300 1000 200, or write to us at Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ.