Putting our region's cancer needs first

In Memory of Margaret

Three life-saving projects have been funded by the estate of the late Miss Margaret Hopwood, totalling £652,994.

Margaret’s legacy gift will support teams at the University of Lancaster University, University of Liverpool and Bangor University as they work on projects that will improve breast cancer treatments, analyse tumour growth and study the ‘Warburg Effect’ respectively.

Margaret, from Preston, was a very private person who was much devoted to her parents and loyal to a small group of friends. With a love of culture, Margaret had an extensive library and a love of cooking.

She spent much of her life at the family firm in Bamber Bridge and following the passing of her parents, travelled extensively across Europe, documenting her many trips.

After inheriting her parent’s wealth, Margaret stipulated in her own will that the funds should be used to study ‘the cause of cancer with particular reference to protoplasm and anerobic conditions’.

Margaret’s legacy will have a huge impact on the outlook of cancer research and treatments for our region and help to save countless lives.