Barbara has left a gift her Will because cancer research
has been such a huge motivator in her life for so long.
She knows the scientists at North West Cancer Research
will do everything they can to tackle the toughest forms
of cancer for tomorrow’s generation.
“I’m 55 now and I recently organised my Will. It felt totally natural for me to include a legacy gift to North West Cancer Research in my Will. Cancer research has been such a huge motivator in my life for so long and I know the scientists at North West Cancer Research will do everything they can to tackle the toughest forms of cancer for tomorrow’s generation.
My family always supported charities, so growing up there was a strong ethos in the family of giving back to good causes. It was through my working life that I specifically developed an interest in cancer research, working on medical research in the pathology laboratories. This passion for cancer research was heightened when I lost an aunt, uncle and close family friends all to cancer.
More recently three of my closest school friends have all had breast cancer. Due to a personal illness I was unable to continue my own medical research but I have felt great satisfaction since by helping cancer research in ways that I am able to. Perhaps the hardest, yet most inspiring experience, has been my voluntary work on the Haematology Ward. I visited cancer patients and developed some very close friendships with the remarkable patients and saw for myself the nastiness of Leukaemia. Whilst, unfortunately, I haven’t been able to continue my career on the scientific research side it has been equally powerful for me to do what I can to help secure a cancer-free future.”