Invested in our Community / Cancer Research UK
The long-running Cancer Research UK Free Will Service is vital in funding the charities research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Receiving no government funding, they rely on donations and gifts, with a third of their work being funded through supporters leaving a legacy in their will. These gifts enable long-term research projects that lead to new treatments and cures to save lives for generations to come.
In 2019, the Free Will Service was extended to include any adults over the age of 18 – having previously only been available to people aged 55 and over, and cancer patients and survivors. Using the scheme allows you to make a simple will at no cost. Many choose to leave a legacy gift but there is no obligation to do so. A legacy gift is anything someone wishes to leave in their will; whether money, or anything with a monetary value like an estate or specific item. Gifts which are left to Cancer Research UK can be ring-fenced for research into a specific cancer type or research within a local area.
Hatch Brenner has been a member Solicitor as part of the Cancer Research UK Free Will Service since 2018. Our Trainee Solicitor Alexandria Martin is now taking appointments for those wanting to draft a will under the service. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s Free Will Service, visit www.cruk.org/freewillservice