One day, the gift you leave us in your Will could help fund a life-changing medical breakthrough or create a local Cancer Support Centre.
All gifts in Wills are incredibly important to us, regardless of size. Without legacy gifts we could not fund local cancer research, transform the lives of people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland, or create spaces of support and sanctuary to those during their cancer journey.
Thanks to legacy gifts, we have made breakthroughs in cancer research right here in NI. But there’s still much more to do. A gift in your Will to Cancer Focus NI could help reduce the risk, impact and outcomes of all cancers.
The research we fund looks into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer, to improve the lives of cancer patients and dramatically increase survival rates. Many cancers previously thought to be incurable are now being treated successfully as a result of vital research work.
One of our current research projects, led by Dr Richard Turkington at Queen’s University Belfast, will determine how immunotherapy can be used to successfully treat pancreatic and oesophageal cancers – both of which have very low survival rates.
We also recently launched new research showing that the cost of skin cancer diagnosis and treatment in Northern Ireland is over £17m a year, and is set to rise.
At its core, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s future strategy is to create spaces and environments that radiate a sense of sanctuary and welcome.
The look and feel of our Centres will be crucial to how patients and service users will interact with them. They will be thoughtfully and carefully designed to ensure that visitors experience a sense of being apart from the clinical environment of a hospital, or the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
People like Ivan. Your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren. One in two of us can expect to get a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime.
After family and friends, we’re asking people to think to the future and leave a legacy that will really make a difference.
By choosing to leave a gift in your Will to Cancer Focus NI’s research, you’re ensuring your gift stays in Northern Ireland and supports pioneering research, right here.
Anything you leave to charity is free of Inheritance Tax, so it can be a useful way to reduce your Inheritance Tax bill while benefitting a good cause.
Leaving at least 10% of your estate to charity also cuts down the Inheritance Tax due on the rest.
For more advice on how this could affect you, check the HMRC website, or speak to your Solicitor.
– We’ll answer any questions honestly and quickly.
– We won’t put you under pressure – this is a big decision.
– Your loved ones come first – of course we respect that.
– We’ll use your special gift wisely and effectively.
– You don’t have to tell us your decision – we respect your privacy.
If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will, or if you would like to register your interest, please get in touch with Ollie Govett by calling 028 9068 0740 or filling out the contact form below.
If you’re a solicitor and are looking for more information with which to advise your clients, you can download our Solicitor’s Guide here.