A BROMSGROVE solicitors has been awarded Cancer Research UK’s ‘Silver Certificate’ for raising £590,000 for the charity.
Thomas Horton LLP, based at The Strand House, has been offering the ‘Free Will Service’ on behalf of the charity for the past five years.
The service, for people aged 55 and over, offers support and guidance for those wishing to write up a will or update an existing one.
Thomas Horton gives guidance for those wishing to leave a legacy gift for Cancer Research UK.
Tina Circus, partner and head of wills, trusts and probate said: “We are proud to support Cancer Research UK through the Free Will Service and delighted with the news that over £590,000 has been raised, in gifts, for such an incredibly worthy cause.”
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 but is traditionally money.
Clare Moore, director of legacies at Cancer Research UK, said: “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.
“It’s quite astonishing to think that by simply combining enthusiasm with the highest professional standards Thomas Horton LLP Solicitors have raised so much money.”
Visit www.cruk.org/freewillservice for more information about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s free will service.