Eric Robinson secure over £4 million for Cancer Research UK
Lawyers specialising in Wills, Trusts and Succession at Eric Robinson Solicitors, have been recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £4.1 million worth of client legacies.
Private client lawyers across the Southampton offices of Eric Robinson Solicitors have been united in their support of Cancer Research UK’s Free Will Service. The service allows simple wills to be made or updated for free, funded by Cancer Research UK, or used as a discount for more complex matters. The scheme runs all year round for people aged 55 and over, giving them an opportunity to join the fight against cancer by including a gift for Cancer Research UK.
Offices in Bitterne, Chandlers Ford and Hedge End have contributed well over £1 million each in Will pledges and been recognised with a gold certificate, while the Lymington branch joined the scheme for the first time last year to make its contribution.
‘Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its research and relies heavily on the generosity of people leaving gifts in their wills,’ explains Clare Moore, Director of Legacies. ‘Over a third of its research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is funded through supporters leaving a legacy to the charity.’
‘Traditionally, people leave us money, but gifts can include any item or asset with monetary value that can be wished specifically for research into a specific cancer type or within a local area.’
‘We thank Eric Robinson Solicitors’ team for their sensitive guidance whenever clients express a desire to support us and it is quite astonishing to think that by simply combining enthusiasm with the highest professional standards, it has helped secure just under £4.2 million worth of legacy gifts. These will go a long way towards helping our scientists, doctors and nurses to beat cancer sooner.”
‘We are immensely proud to have made this contribution,’ says Richard Wallace-Lower, Senior Associate and Head of Wills Trusts and Succession at Eric Robinson Solicitors. ‘The amazing work of Cancer Research UK is widely recognised, but we can’t afford to be complacent. That is why we will be continuing our commitment to the scheme throughout the year ahead.’