Capron & Helliwell Solicitors of Wroxham and Stalham have been recogised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £340k worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their wills.
Capron & Helliwell Solicitors were presented with a Bronze certificate to acknowledge the firm’s ongoing support. - they have been offering the Free Will Service to people aged 55 and over in Norfolk for the past year, giving guidance and support for those wishing to write a will or update an existing one. As part of the service, Capron & Helliwell Solicitors gives guidance for those wishing to leave a legacy gift for Cancer Research UK.
The charity receives no government funding for its research and relies heavily on the generosity of people leaving gifts in their wills. Over a third of its research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is funded through supporters leaving a legacy to the charity. A legacy gift can be anything someone wishes to leave in their will. Traditionally this is money but it could be anything that has a monetary value like an estate or specific item. Anything left to Cancer Research UK can be marked to be ring-fenced for research into a specific cancer type or research within a local area.
Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s, and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress, but every step taken by its doctors, nurses and scientists relies on donations from the public and the kindness of supporters who choose to leave a gift in their will.
The Free Will Service has been running successfully for over 20 years across a network of solicitors in the UK. Anyone who wishes to use the service is asked to consider leaving a legacy gift to Cancer Research UK.
For more information about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s free will service, visit www.cruk.org/freewillservice or call Capron & Helliwell Solicitors on 01692 581231.DOING THEIR BIT TO COMBAT CANCER