Support our work

Leave a lasting legacy for future generations

The Royal College of Radiologists aims to support and guide members and Fellows throughout their careers.

Setting the standards for entry into and practice in clinical oncology and clinical radiology in the UK, the College is also a globally respected body of authority and progressive practice. Wholly independent of government and the NHS, the College embodies the best traditions of a professional organisation, while embracing the newest technologies in modern medicine.

We can only continue to develop with your help and leaving a bequest is one way to do that.

You can make an enduring impression on your profession
Leaving a bequest to The Royal College of Radiologists can have a real bearing on the future of your profession. Your support will help us to enable clinical oncologists and clinical radiologists provide the best possible treatment, diagnosis and interventions to help people lead fulfilling lives. Bequests help us to grow and add extra value to our members and our patients.

We hope you have had a rewarding career and would like to see the profession continue to flourish in the future; leaving a bequest is an opportunity for you to make a personal contribution and can help future generations of clinical oncologists and clinical radiologists.
Rest assured your donation will be used wisely. You could let us decide how best to use your bequest, depending on the most pressing needs at the time, or you could specify how you wish your donation to be used. In this way, you can support your particular professional interests.

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a bequest
Every gift, whatever the amount, makes an important contribution to our work, and you may find that once you have looked after your family and friends, you would like to give something special back to your profession by leaving a bequest – large or small.

How can my bequest benefit The Royal College of Radiologists?
Your bequest can help the oncology or radiology profession in so many ways. For instance, it could include support for:

  • Staging professional educational meetings
  • Collaborative working with international bodies – to share good practice
  • Funding research – by contributing to numerous existing Fellowships.

How you might wish to help us
You may wish to leave an amount to be spent at the RCR’s discretion. Bequests for general purposes are especially valuable, as they can be applied to the most pressing needs at the time of the gift. Perhaps you would like to create an endowment to enable undergraduates or trainees to further their studies.

Thank you
If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your will to the RCR or if you have already made provision, we thank you very much.

We recognise that this is a very personal gift and promise to put your bequest to good use. It would also help us to know about your gift. This will enable us to plan for the future, enable us to thank you properly and involve you more in the life of your professional organisation.

If you could fill in this brief form and return it to us we would be very appreciative. You will not be under any obligation towards the College, and this will not commit you to a particular course of action, or limit your freedom to change your will.

Next steps
As we are a charity your gift will be tax-free. You can specify in your will the amount you wish to leave. To ensure your wishes are met, you should contact your solicitor and can either choose to add specific wording to your will, if you have not already made one, or to update your current will using a codicil. We have put together some suggested wording that you may wish to take to your solicitor. The Law Society online database can help would-be donors find a solicitor in their area ( and also the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (

Please remember to use the RCR’s unique charity number when writing in your gift: 211540.
Please return the form to:

PA to the Treasurer
The Royal College of Radiologists
63 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Tel: 020 7406 5951