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Do something legendary

Every day, people are doing legendary things to support us in creating a better future for men with prostate cancer – sky diving, mountain climbing, marathon running to name but a few.

Gifts in Wills are lesser known, but equally legendary acts in the way they support our work. 

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.

Valerie Thornton

 

"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."

Valerie Thornton

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 can become a living legend by remembering a charity that you care about. Download our Will-writing guide or contact us on 0800 082 1616 or legacies@prostatecanceruk.org if you would like some help with your Will.

Read about some of our other Living Legends

Christine's Story

Christine and Terry

"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 worthy cause."

Christine Emerson

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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Andy's Story

"I survived prostate cancer. You can help many more men do the same."

Andy ClarkeAndy 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 prostate cancer.

"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 disease." 

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Patricia's Story

"I've left a gift in my Will to Prostate Cancer UK because I'm so passionate about the work they do."

Patricia Neeves


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 brilliant.
 
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."
 
Download our Will-writing guide or contact us on 0800 082 1616 or anna.wall@prostatecanceruk.org if you would like some help with your Will.
 

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 specialist nurses.

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 Will

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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Preparation

Being prepared can save you time and money, so before you visit a Will writing professional there are a few important things you should consider:

  • 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 Tax
  • 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 Inheritance Tax
  • 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 Will.

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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 could use:

'I leave ______________ to Prostate Cancer UK of Fourth floor,The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN registered charity numbers 1005541 and SC039332.'

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Download our Will-writing guide

Download a copy of our free Will-writing guide or get a copy in the post by calling 0800 082 1616 or emailing your address to anna.wall@prostatecanceruk.org.

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