Leaving a Legacy Gift in your Will

“The Marie Keating Foundation was born out of the loss of our mother Marie at the age of 51 to cancer. Our Mam did not have her Will done and we didn’t think she was going to die, and not that she would have had a lot to give but we do know that if she was asked she would definitely have given something to a charity that she knew would help people who were suffering financially as a result of their cancer diagnosis, or who needed advice and support to help them come out the other side of cancer and be there for people at every step of their cancer journey. 

So we are asking you to consider the possibility of including the Marie Keating Foundation  when you are making or amending your will , to help us support people who are so desperately in need of our help

Linda Keating, Daughter of Marie and Co-Founder


An often-forgotten way to help a charity is to leave a legacy gift when you are making or amending your Will.

By leaving the Marie Keating Foundation a legacy gift in your Will, you ensure that we can continue to support people and their families at every step of their cancer journey

We understand that, of course, you will want to look after your loved ones first.

Deciding to also include a legacy gift in your Will is a deeply personal decision. Any gift you choose to leave us, no matter what size, will be truly appreciated and will go towards our vital cancer support programmes and services and help us achieve our mission of ‘making cancer less frightening by enlightening’


Leaving us a legacy in your Will is also a very tax effective way for you to donate as it is excluded from inheritance tax.

Arranging to leave a gift in your Will is more straightforward than you might have thought.

If you decide to leave a legacy gift, the next step is to contact a solicitor. If you already have a solicitor, speak to him or her about making your Will or amending your existing one to include the Marie Keating Foundation.

Legacies: frequently asked questions:

Is it expensive to make a will?

A Will is a legally binding document that protects and provides for your loved ones so it is best to ask a solicitor to hel

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make or amend your Will. Almost all solicitors provide this service for a nominal fee and they will discuss this with you. If you don’t already have a solicitor, friends or family can often advise you when selecting one. Otherwise, you can find one here or in the Golden Pages .

Can I leave a legacy to more than one charity?

Yes. Irish people are very generous and often support more than one charity. You can include more than one charity in your Will, if you like.

It is helpful if you can tell your solicitor a charity’s full name, address and charity number.

If you wish to leave the Marie Keating Foundation a legacy gift, our address is Unit 9, Millbank Business Park, Lucan, Co Dublin. Our charity number is CHY 12916 and our RCN Number is 20038953.

Will my gift make a difference?

The Marie Keating Foundation depends on the generosity of people like you to survive. Every legacy gift, no matter what their size, ensures that we can continue to be here for people and their families at every step of their cancer journey. Legacy gifts make a real difference in allowing us to provide free cancer prevention and early detection information to thousands of people every year and to support hundreds of men and women going through cancer treatment, adjusting to life after cancer or living with an advanced cancer diagnosis.

Who can I talk to for more information?

If you are thinking about leaving a legacy gift to the Marie Keating Foundation or would like more information on what this entails and why it is important to us, please contact Linda on [email protected] or call 01 628 3726.

Your kindness and thoughtfulness Will help someone who needs our vital support when they are diagnosed with cancer and we will be there for them at every step of their cancer journey, thank you.