Thanks to the generosity of our supporters who, over the past 50+ years have remembered us with a gift in their Will, legacies totalled approximately £6.5 million in the last financial year, accounting for over a third of our voluntary income.
This legacy income is very important to us as it has enabled us to increase our research budget this year.
We receive around 240 new legacies each year, ranging in value from £50 to £1,000,000, no amount is too small, or too large. Approximately half of these are for specific sums of money, with the rest being made up of a share, or residue, of an estate.
We have also received jewellery, shares, copyright to books and music and gold coins, all of which are helping us to beat blood cancer.
Some of our recent legacies came from Wills drawn up over 40 years ago, so it's never too early to make a Will and leave a legacy to charity.
Some people are unable to afford donations in their lifetime however after making sure they have taken care of their families and friends, generously leave us a legacy in their Will.
Many of our benefactors have been touched by blood cancers, many others have not however they are united in their wish to help us beat blood cancer, however long it takes.
Leaving a legacy to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research will help ensure our future and that of those affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. It's also a wonderful way of continuing to help a charity that you have supported during your lifetime.