Donations to the charity in lieu of paying for Wills prepared by Blandy & Blandy and legacies left by clients have contributed to this total.
Gifts in Wills fund over one third of CRUK’s life-saving research, with the charity funding 4,000 scientists, doctors, and nurses nationwide.
Blandy & Blandy is the only firm of solicitors in either Reading or Henley-on-Thames, where its offices are based, to be supporting CRUK in this way.
Partner Caroline Casagranda, in the firm’s Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team, added: “We are very proud of this significant shared achievement and we look forward to continuing to support CRUK’s vital work in the future.”
Clare Moore, Director of Product & Portfolio Strategy, Fundraising & Marketing, at Cancer Research UK, explained: “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.
At Cancer Research UK, we work with a number of firms, including Blandy & Blandy, to offer local people aged 18 or over the chance to make an all-important first Will or to update an existing one. The service has grown in popularity over the few years and while it is provided free of any obligation, most people choose to kindly leave a gift to the charity.
It’s quite astonishing to think that by simply combining enthusiasm with the highest professional standards Blandy & Blandy has helped secure over £1.5m worth of legacy gifts, which will go a long way towards helping our scientists, doctors and nurses to beat cancer sooner.”
To find out more about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s free will service, please visit www.cruk.org/freewillservice.