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Everys honoured for helping to secure vital funds for cancer research

Everys Solicitors has been recogised by Cancer Research UK after helping them to achieve £3,000,000 through gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.  

Martin Justice, Partner at Everys was 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 giving guidence and support for those wishing to write a will or update an exsisitng one.

As part of the service, Everys 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 monitory 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.

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 Everys in Honiton 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.

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. 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.

For further information, please contact Martin Justice at Everys, 01404 43431.

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