This year’s Remember a Charity in your Will Week takes place from 9 to 15 September and aims to raise awareness around the importance of gifts in Wills to causes that matter most to you.
Last year, £1 out of every £5 we raised came from gifts in Wills, but many Prostate Cancer UK supporters are still unaware of this type of giving. We want to take this opportunity to tell more people about the importance of gifts in Wills, to continue improving the lives of future generations affected by prostate cancer.
Improvements in diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of prostate cancer, would not be possible without the generous gifts we receive from supporters. However, to continue funding these long-term projects in years to come, we must raise awareness of this type of giving.
In recognition of Remember a Charity in your Will Week we want to offer you the opportunity to have your Will written or updated for free through our UK-wide Free Wills Network. To register your interest or find out more, simply contact us and we’ll send you details of participating solicitors near you.
There is no obligation to leave a gift in your Will to us, but we would be incredibly grateful if you do decide to support us in this special way. A gift in your will can make a real difference to us and allow you to pass on something wonderful to men and their families affected by prostate cancer for generations to come.
My world was shattered by my prostate cancer diagnosis. When the doctor told us, I remember seeing my wife, Wendy, sink down in the chair next to me, she just lost it.
Fifteen years on, even though my cancer has been cured, I’m still reminded of it every day. Serious, life-changing side effects like incontinence and impotence are all too common following treatment for localised prostate cancer, and unfortunately, I didn’t escape these. They’re a constant reminder of the terrible cloud of my prostate cancer diagnosis all those years ago.
I have four grandsons. I hope they never have to go through prostate cancer, but if they do, I want them to at least to have the choice I didn’t: to be able to rid themselves of the cancer, without side effects.
That’s why I’ve left Prostate Cancer UK a gift in my Will. I know there are new treatments on the horizon that can prevent side effects like the ones I’ve experienced. By leaving a gift in my Will I can be part of leaving that legacy, and ultimately help me invest in a better future for my grandsons.