Beatson legacy

Be There Forever

9th Sep 2019

For Remember A Charity Week (9th-15th Sept) we wanted to show the importance of leaving a will and how you can leave your mark on the world. With more than 1 in 3 people affected by cancer in the west of Scotland, your gift could have a deep lasting effect on future generations. 

Scotland’s primary cancer centre.

The Beatson is one of the busiest cancer centres in the UK. Every year, we deliver cutting-edge treatments and innovative, complementary therapies to 8,000 new patients. We know that every battle with cancer is different – and that every patient is a person who needs the very best support and treatment. We understand, too, that the whole family goes through cancer, which is why our unique Wellbeing Centre is a haven for mums, dads, daughters, sons and grandchildren.


Here is Stuart’s story and why he will be forever grateful of the generous legacies left by our supporters. 

The importance of gifts in Wills 

The gifts that kind people leave us in their Wills are critical to our work. In fact, in 2015 a third of the donations that Beatson Cancer Charity received were made in this way. As more people survive cancer, however, the demands on The Beatson will only grow. Without more clinical nurse specialists, more state-of-the-art equipment, more calming therapies, we simply won’t be able to provide the world-class care that so many people depend on.

By leaving a gift in your Will to Beatson Cancer Charity, you can be there for so many patients and their families as they battle cancer in the years ahead.

Here are just some ways gift could support cancer patients in years to come

  • £250 – could pay for 10 hours of Clinical Nurse Specialist’s time, and bring expert, loving care to people when they need it most. 
  • £1,500 – could help fund a research Radiographer who could provide expert technical support to The Beaton’s world-renowned research team. 
  • £3,000 could pay for 250 hours of complementary therapies in the Beatson Cancer Charity Wellbeing Centre – helping patients relax and manage their pain 

Find out from Professor Anthony Chalmers on how “gifts in wills make long-term cancer research possible. they are our life blood” 

Professor Anthony Chalmers

Remembering us in your will is a very personal decision and we want to make it as easy as possible for you. That’s why we have made a free guide you can request and a FREE Will-writing service in association with McClure Solicitors. For your copy, or to ask any question about leaving a will to Beatson Cancer Charity, please get in touch with our legacy officer or find out more in the following details below: 

Telephone: 0141 212 0505
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