How gifts will help Cancer Research

Janet Strong, Associate Solicitor – Wills and Probate Team

Bevirs Law is proud to partner with Cancer Research UK in our will writing partnership, enabling supporters of the charity to have a simple will written or updated for free using the Free Will Service. People who use the service often choose to leave a gift in their will to the charity. Cancer Research have shared with us some examples of the impact these gifts make to local cancer research.

It’s sometimes difficult for surgeons to see and remove all cancer cells during surgery. So, some can get left behind. This can lead to the cancer coming back.  In Oxford, Professor Freddie Hamdy is tagging prostate cancer cells with fluorescent dye. Testing whether this will make them easier to see, remove and examine during surgery.  This approach could help surgeons remove all cancer cells to stop the cancer returning. 

This is only one of the projects you could contribute to by leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK.

Gifts in Wills breathe life into researchers’ work by funding over a third of their life-saving research. Legacies enable long-term research projects that allow scientists to achieve breakthroughs every day. Each breakthrough inspires the next until the day comes when everyone survives cancer.

Cancer Research UK has made a pledge to their supporters. 82p in every £1 they receive goes towards funding vital research like Professor Hamdy, while the other 18p helps raise more funds to support research.

In the past 40 years, survival has doubled in part thanks to Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research, funded by the generosity of their supporters. Cancer Research UK is committed to ensuring 3 in 4 people in the UK who are diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for 10 years or more by 2034. None of this will be possible without the help of their supporters.

You can find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK today by visiting

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