A local Lincolnshire solicitors’ firm has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £500,000 worth of gifts in the last year from people choosing to support the charity through their Wills.

David Heath, Partner & Head of the Wills & Probate department, of Ringrose Law Solicitors, was presented with a special certificate to acknowledge the support.

Cancer Research UK relies heavily on people leaving gifts in their Wills to continue its life-saving work. Over a third of its research into finding better ways to treat, diagnose and prevent cancer is funded through legacy giving.

The charity’s Regional Legacy Manager for the East Midlands, Lisajane Gooden, explained: “We all reach a stage at some point in our lives when we start to look ahead and consider what will happen to our financial affairs when we’re no longer around.

“At Cancer Research UK we work with a number of local solicitors to offer a free Will service to anyone aged 55 or over, enabling individuals to make an all-important first Will or update an existing Will.

“The service is becoming more and more popular and while it is provided free of any obligation, the vast majority of people choose to leave a gift to the charity as they appreciate the progress we are making and our absolute determination to keep more families together for longer.”

Ringrose Law has been partnering with Cancer Research UK over the past 9 years and throughout this time it has enabled many people to fulfil their wish of remembering the charity in their Will.

Cancer Research UK’s Regional Legacy Manager, Lisajane Gooden added: “David Heath will tell you that he and his colleagues are only doing their job in helping people to plan their affairs and support the charity of their choice. But it goes far beyond that.

“The firm has become well informed about Cancer Research UK’s work and is very supportive of the progress we are making. 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 £1.9M worth of legacy gifts in the last 5 years, which will go a long way towards helping our scientists, doctors and nurses bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

Research has been responsible for saving nearly 520,000 lives in the UK since the 1980s and as the advances accelerate, Cancer Research UK is already laying the foundations for the next generation of cancer treatments that will save millions of lives worldwide.

David Heath said: “Ringrose Law is really proud to receive this special recognition from Cancer Research UK. It is a truly inspiring charity which has been responsible for many of the key advances that have been made in the fight against cancer over recent decades. And it continues to look ahead, pushing the boundaries of medical science.

“To have played a small part in enabling such progress to happen has been an honour and a privilege for us.”

Cancer Research UK spends £11m on world class research in the East Midlands every year.

For more information on the Cancer Research Free Will Scheme contact your nearest Ringrose Law Office.

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