Ringrose law in Boston, has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £3.6 million worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.
Ringrose law were presented with a gold certificate to acknowledge the firms ongoing support. The firm have been offering the Free Will Service to people aged 55 and over in Boston for the past 3 years, giving guidance and support for those wishing to write a will or update an existing one.
As part of the service, Ringrose law 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.
Clare Moore, Director of Legacies at Cancer Research UK, explained: “We all reach a stage at some point in our lives where we start to look ahead and consider what will happen to our financial affairs in the future, when we may no longer be around.
“At Cancer Research UK, we work with a number of local solicitors including Ringrose law in Boston to offer local people aged 55 or over the chance to make an all-important first will or to update an existing one. The service has grown in popularity over the past couple of years and while it is provided free of any obligation, the vast majority of people choose to kindly leave a gift to the charity.
“By offering Cancer Research UK’s Free Will Service, Ringrose law have become well informed about our work and are very supportive of our life-saving research. Whenever their clients express a desire to support us, Ringrose law staff act with great sensitivity as they explain the various options and allow individuals or families to make the right choice in their own good time.
“It’s quite astonishing to think that by simply combining enthusiasm with the highest professional standards Ringrose law has helped secure over £3.6 million worth of legacy gifts, which will go a long way towards helping our scientists, doctors and nurses to beat cancer sooner.”
Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970’s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. 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.
Tracey Garner, Head of the Wills Team at the Ringrose Law Boston Office comments; ‘We are really pleased to be helping make such a difference to Cancer Research through this scheme. We want our clients to feel like they can help make a real difference and to support a charity like this is such a fantastic legacy.’