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If only brain tumour research could be funded in the same way as leukaemia and other cancers

A legacy of hope

An appeal by Judith McMahon:

Judith & John McMahon Paignton

“My husband John was looking forward to retirement when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Defying all expectations, he lived for another three years before I lost him.

 I have rewritten my Will to include a legacy to Brain Tumour Research because brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.  This is unacceptable. 

 It is too late for John but my legacy will help underpin game-changing research bringing us closer to a cure. I’d urge everyone who has been affected by a brain tumour to do the same.”

Read John and Judith’s full story on our In Our Hearts page.

Remember us in your Will – Help our work live on

Brain Tumour Research is a member of Remember A Charity, a consortium of over 140 charities set up to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will; currently, just 7.3% of the UK population have pledged to do so.

Legacies play a key role in funding the vital research at our Centres of Excellence. The amount involved will obviously determine what the legacy can fund. £2,740 would sponsor a day of research at one of our four Centres, covering researchers’ salaries down and laboratory consumables such as solutions, pipettes and dishes.

Larger legacies help us to pursue our programme of sustainable research and invest in the future, so a generous gift of £150,000 could fund a post-doctoral researcher over three years. We are grateful for all legacies, large or small, which help us rewrite the future of brain tumour patients and bring us closer towards our vision of finding a cure for brain tumours.

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Interested in leaving a legacy of hope?

We recommend you consult with a professional solicitor or Will writer who carries the appropriate experience for all formal advice regarding the writing and legalities of your Will.

You can find a professional and approved solicitor on the Law Society website www.lawsociety.org.uk

Alternatively, find a professional Will writer here: www.ipw.org.uk

Please contact us if you would like any further information about leaving a gift in your Will to Brain Tumour Research: 01908 867200 / legacy@braintumourresearch.org

Or visit www.braintumourresearch.org/legacy

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