In the UK each year, over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 4,300 lose their lives too soon. Leaving a gift in your Will can help save lives.
UK survival rates are amongst the lowest in Europe. Matching the European survival rate would save up to 500 lives per year. No matter how big or how small, every gift we receive from Wills helps to save lives.
How your legacy gift can make a difference
- £500 could enable 1,000 GPs to update their knowledge of ovarian cancer and best practice for early diagnosis.
- £1,000 could allow 4,000 people to learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer through our leaflet.
- £25,000 covers one year of a research scientist’s work – research like we funded at University College London, where a project is investigating whether chemotherapy can be successfully used for symptoms relief in ovarian cancer patients.
- £175,000 over three years will enable to fund a whole grant project – like the research we funded at the University of Oxford, identifying proteins in cancer cells that can be targeted with new treatments.
We know that women will keep on getting ovarian cancer for a long time still. Even a small gift in your Will to Target Ovarian Cancer will help to ensure that in the years to come, our work continues.
How to leave a legacy gift in your Will
While we can provide guidance and sample wording, it is advisable to contact a solicitor before writing your Will, even if your bequests are relatively simple. You can find a local solicitor through the Law Society.
If you have an existing Will, you can still include a gift to Target Ovarian Cancer with a Codicil form which you can then take it to your solicitor.
What our supporters say
"It is such a wonderful feeling knowing my mum’s money is helping other women like her and other mothers like mine, so that in time, maybe one day we will cure this wretched disease. If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how small, please do not hesitate. Your money could not be put to better use."