Bower & Bailey raise over £2m for Cancer Research UK
Bower Bailey LLP has received a gold award from Cancer Research UK, in recognition of the amount the firm and its clients have raised for the charity through gifts in Wills. The firm, which has offices in Witney, Oxford, Swindon and Banbury has been supporting Cancer Research UK’s Will scheme, for people aged 55 and over across the Thames Valley for more than 20 years. This sees the firm give guidance and support to those wishing to write a Will or update an existing one. During that time over £2million has been pledged to the charity as part of the scheme. Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, supporting the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. Cancer Research UK is at the heart of progress that has seen survival rates double in the last forty years. With gifts in Wills funding over a third of the charity’s life-saving research. Kirsty Southgate, Solicitor, Bower Bailey said, “It has been a pleasure to have supported the Cancer Research Free Will Scheme for many years and to have been able to raise so much money for such a worthy charity, at the same time as helping clients to get their legal affairs in order. It is incredibly rewarding to know that, by participating in this scheme, we are helping to support not only those going through cancer and their families but also to help further medical advances and research in this area. This will hopefully have a lasting benefit for generations to come. Bower Bailey are committed to supporting charities and the community and this scheme is just one of the ways in which we are able to do that.” Clare Moore, Director of Legacies at Cancer Research UK, said: “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. We are grateful to Bower Bailey for the expertise and sensitivity they show in providing clear information and guidance to help people across the Thames Valley to make the best choices for them. It’s thanks to these vital donations and the generosity of our supporters that we are able to keep making progress in the fight against the disease.” Bower Bailey were delighted to support Prospect Hospice Make a Will Month. Almost £2000 was raised for Prospect Hospice through donations during September 2019.