Cullimore Dutton extends partnership with Cancer Research UK

30 October 2023

Cullimore Dutton is delighted to agree an extension of its long-standing partnership with Cancer Research UK which to date has seen over £1.2million in pledged legacies.

Cullimore Dutton’s Wills, Trusts & Estates team is part of the charity’s Free Will Service which each year sees many clients leaving a donation to support the vital work of Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK’s strategy is to prevent more cancers, diagnose them earlier, develop the best therapies and ensure that each patient receives the best treatment for them. They are aiming to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034 – currently 2 in 4 people survive their cancer – and gifts in wills are critical to that progress.

Cullimore Dutton offers the Cancer Research UK Free Will Service to anyone aged 18 and over to easily write or update a simple will for free. Gifts in wills fund over a third of Cancer Research UK’s work.

Cancer Research UK’s research has played a role in developing 8 of the world’s top 10 cancer drugs. Over the last 40 years Cancer Research UK’s work has helped double breast cancer survival. The charity was a key player in the development of radiotherapy, which now benefits more than 130,000 patients every year in the UK.

Adele Bebbington-Plant, Head of Private Client at Cullimore Dutton, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing association with Cancer Research UK and to play our part in supporting the vital work that they undertake.

“I know that my colleague Sarah Gill, who has spearheaded our Cancer Research UK wills scheme at Cullimore Dutton for a number of years, and other members of the team are looking forward to the extension of our partnership.”

Helen Soutar, Legacy Partnership Manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “I had the opportunity to visit the Cullimore Dutton team in Chester to thank them for the amazing support they have given to Cancer Research UK over the last 14 years.

“Through their hard work they have helped 129 people write their wills through the Free Will Service and arranged pledged legacies of £1,227,300.

“Thanks to firms like Cullimore Dutton and their generous clients our legacy income will continue to fund advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, for years to come.”

For more information, contact our Wills, Trusts & Estates team on 01244 356789 or email: