Nominate your living legend
Valerie Thornton has left us a gift in her Will. Valerie lost
her husband Brian to prostate cancer at the age of 68. He had no
symptoms but after a biopsy, discovered that he had a very
aggressive form of the disease.
"When Brian passed away, I lost my way of
life, if we had caught this in time, he may have survived. I’ve
left a gift in my Will to Prostate Cancer UK to stop this happening
to other men. We may not see a cure in my lifetime, and it was too
late for Brian, but my legacy will mean my hopes and dreams will
live on through Prostate Cancer UK when I’m gone."
Last year we received over £1 million from living legends like
Valerie. Writing a Will is one of the most important things you
will ever do. After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you too
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"Prostate Cancer UK needs to be helped to
continue to work with passion and commitment for the next
generation of men. I can only show my love for my husband today and
tomorrow and long after I've gone by supporting the work of this
Christine Emerson has made the special commitment of leaving a
gift in her Will to our work. Christine's husband Terry was
diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.
"Terry's doctors told us they couldn't cure him, but he's now on
drug treatments that are giving us precious extra time together.
I'm hugely grateful to Prostate Cancer UK for campaigning to make
treatments available to men like my husband. I know my money will
do good after I'm gone by helping to support people like us."
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"I survived prostate cancer. You can help
many more men do the same."
Andy Clarke was just 45
when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After months of
treatment he is free of the disease and is an active supporter of
Prostate Cancer UK, helping us raise funds and awareness of
"I was one of the lucky ones who survived prostate cancer. I'm
still here with my wife and two young sons, going to work, playing
football, going running and generally living the life I love. But
all this doesn't change the fact that one man dies every hour of
prostate cancer in the UK. And it's not just their lives that are
torn apart - it's their families.
That's why I hope you will consider leaving a gift in your Will
to Prostate Cancer UK so that more men can survive this devastating
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"I've left a gift in my Will to Prostate
Cancer UK because I'm so passionate about the work they do."
Patricia Neeves is 69 and lives in Berkshire. She has two grown up
sons, Christopher and Phillip. Patricia's husband Ken was diagnosed
with prostate cancer in 1997.
"Ken had a radical prostatectomy - his whole prostate was
removed. I wasn't given any information after the operation and we
were offered no support on how to cope. Fortunately, I found out
about Prostate Cancer UK. The staff supported us all the way
through, particularly the specialist nurse, who was
Ken recovered completely from his prostate cancer and we
started to offer peer support over the phone with Prostate Cancer
UK. At the end of 2000, just before Christmas, we discovered that
Ken had a brain tumour. I cared for him for two years until he died
in October 2002.
"Since I lost Ken, I've carried on supporting Prostate Cancer
UK. I've also left them a gift in my Will because I'm so passionate
about the work they do: particularly the support services and the
research but also the education. This is vital because, even now,
it's still the cancer that isn't talked about."
The difference your
gift will make
Help us find answers
Over the years, prostate cancer research has been badly
underfunded. We are changing this. Since 1996 we have invested over
£12 million in research. But we need to do so much more. Your gift
could help us back the finest researchers known to man to win the
fight against prostate cancer helping us fund cutting-edge research
to identify better methods of diagnosis and treatment to help us
save more lives. Meet some
of our researchers.
Help us support more men
We provide the best information, care and advice
available to men with all forms of prostate cancer and prostate
disease through our helpline and free award winning publications.
Your gift could ensure that we will continue to support men in the
future. Hear from some of our specialist nurses. Hear from some of our
Help us lead change
We campaign to raise the profile of prostate cancer and
get the best treatment and support for men. We work closely with
volunteers, the general public and the government to raise
awareness of prostate cancer. Your gift could help us deliver more
education programmes for health professionals to improve standards
of care for men affected by prostate cancer.
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We all need an up-to-date
Making a Will is one of the most important things to consider in
life. It should also reflect the changes that life brings. It's so
much more than a document; it's the best way there is to make sure
the people you care about are provided for. After you've taken care
of family and friends, a gift to our work is a wonderful way to
help more men survive prostate cancer.
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Being prepared can save you time and money, so before you visit
a Will writing professional there are a few important things you
- Estimate the value of your estate. Draw up one list with the
current value of everything you own (your assets) and another of
all your debts (your liabilities). If your estate is worth more
than the current threshold it could be liable to Inheritance
- Decide who you want to include. Gifts can be anything you own
and can take the form of specific items, cash amounts or a
percentage of your estate
- Leaving a gift to charity. Many people do not realise they can
continue supporting the causes which are important to them by
leaving a gift to charity. Gifts to charities are exempt from
- Choose who you want to be executors and guardians for your
children, if appropriate
- Take essential information with you. Take a list of the full
names and addresses of everyone you want to benefit from your
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Wording for your Will
Your solicitor or other professional adviser will help you with
the wording of your gift, but here is an example of wording you
'I leave ______________ to Prostate
Cancer UK of Fourth floor,The Counting House, 53 Tooley
Street, London SE1 2QN registered charity numbers 1005541 and
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