The IBTA derives its income from donations, grants and legacies from its supporters.

A will is one of the legally effective ways of dealing with the distribution of the assets you have accumulated over your lifetime in accordance with your wishes. It is also one of the legally effective ways to make a significant gift like a legacy.

By remembering the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) in your will you are making a unique commitment to a cause that is making a real difference to people’s lives around the globe. To do our work, we rely on the generosity of our supporters. A legacy gift from you will help ensure that the important work of the IBTA can continue to raise international awareness of the challenges of a brain tumour diagnosis and provide a strong and committed voice for brain tumour patient organisations across the world. Every gift in every will, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.

For further details of the IBTA’s activities, please see:


If you have already made a will

If you have already made a will but would like to leave a gift to the IBTA you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing will called a ‘codicil’.  We strongly recommend that you instruct a lawyer (for example in the UK, a solicitor) in order to have a codicil prepared. You need to ensure that the codicil deals with the variation to your existing will properly, in the manner you intend.

If you have not already made a will

If you have not already made a will we strongly recommend that you instruct a lawyer to prepare the will for you. Although you will have to pay a fee you will receive professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are achieved.  If you do not have a lawyer whom you would wish to instruct, law societies and professional legal bodies in your country usually maintain a list of lawyers local to your area (in the UK, for example, you could contact the Law Society of England and Wales).

We are not providing legal advice in relation to the making of either a will or a codicil but subject to that qualification, if you have any questions in relation to leaving a legacy to the IBTA, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our promise

We promise to respect your right to privacy. You don’t have to tell us how much you have decided to leave to the IBTA.

We promise to use your special gift for the purposes of the IBTA.

How to leave a gift to the IBTA

The following are examples of the types of gifts which can be made to the IBTA:

Residuary gift – in your will or a codicil, you can choose to leave a percentage share or the whole of what is left in your estate once you have provided for other gifts you chose to make.

Pecuniary gift – in your will or codicil, you can choose to give a gift of a fixed amount by stating the exact figure you want the IBTA to receive.

Specific legacy – in your will or codicil, you can chose to give a gift of personal possessions, land, buildings or shares which you specifically identify as the subject of the gift.

In memoriam donations - you could instead ask families and friends to make an in memoriam donation to the IBTA in lieu of funeral flowers.

Information your lawyer will require:

Your lawyer will need to know our address and number as a not-for-profit, limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales, Company Registered Number 6031485.

Registered address: c/o Roxburghe House 273-287 Regent Street, London W1B 2AD. Address for correspondence: Chair, the IBTA, PO Box 244,Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5WQ, United Kingdom.


If you wish to make a gift to the IBTA during your lifetime, (rather than after your death) please visit our donations page.