GWCA Solicitors of Rustington has been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £1.3 million worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.
Elise Mason of GWCA was presented with a gold certificate to acknowledge the firm’s ongoing support. The firm has been offering the Free Will Service to people aged 55 and over in Rustington for the past ten years, giving guidance and support for those wishing to write a will or update an existing one.
As part of the service, GWCA 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.
Further information is available on GWCA' Facebook page.