May 15, 2024

White Deer Legal partner with Cancer Research UK

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White Deer Legal have pledged to join forces with the UK’s leading cancer charity - Cancer Research UK, to help highlight the power of gifts in Wills in saving lives.

1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime*. All of us can play our part to help beat it, and White Deer Legal will be facilitating gifts in Wills that fund pioneering research that is saving lives on a global scale.

It is super easy to use, and our experts are on hand to guide you through the process step-by step to tailor your Will in a way that suits you.

“At White Deer Legal many of us have friends or family who have been affected by this devastating disease, so we are proud to offer this important service. Cancer Research UK is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world, and we are honoured to be part of their progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years. Together with clients’ pledges and ours, we will beat cancer for future generations”.

Gifts in Wills fund over a third of the charity’s life-saving research. Without them, Cancer Research UK would not be able to undertake the vital research that will one day beat cancer for patients across the UK.

Samantha Devlin, Head of Legacies at Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to offer our Will Service to over 18s and work with White Deer Legal to help people make an all-important first Will or update an existing one.”

Together with its supporters, Cancer Research UK has played a role in developing 8 out the world’s top 10 cancer drugs, helped prove the link between tobacco and cancer and aided the development of radiotherapy - which benefits more than 130,000 patients every year in the UK. As the only charity fighting over 200 types of cancer, they are determined to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people survive their cancer by 2034.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK Will Service, or other ways in which you can support Cancer Research UK, contact White Deer Legal or or call 01435 692043

About Cancer Research UK
  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
  • Cancer Research UK is the only charity fighting over 200 types of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

*Ahmad AS et al. Trends in the lifetime risk of developing cancer in Great Britain: Comparison of risk for those born from 1930 to 1960. Br J Cancer 2015;bjc.2014:606.

Source: These data were extracted from the Public Health England’s Cancer Analysis System, snapshot CAS1902. Accessed 23/09/2020.This work is only possible because of data from the cancer registry, which is routinely collected by the NHS as part of patient care.

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