Cora Philips, one of our regular volunteers explains why she is leaving The Mulberry Centre a gift in her Will

“I have volunteered as a Welcomer for The Mulberry Centre since 2005. Over the years, I have seen first-hand how The Mulberry Centre has made such a difference to so many people affected by cancer.

The charity has grown from strength to strength and I would like it to continue for as long as possible. This is the reason I have decided to leave a gift in my Will to The Mulberry Centre.

With all the wonderful work they do, I am very happy to be able to contribute in my own little way and hope others will be encouraged to do the same.”

It’s Free Wills Month

As a charity, we rely on donations to continue our support of people affected by cancer. Unlike many other charities, we do not receive many legacy gifts, so this year we are going to promote legacy giving to our supporters to help us ensure that we can continue to help local people for generations to come.

We know that one in two people are expected to develop cancer at some point in their lives. The incidence of cancer is increasing and we also know that more people are surviving cancer and need different kinds of information and support to face the challenges in their life after cancer.

More people affected by cancer are registering with The Mulberry Centre. This trend is likely to continue in the future as we see more people being diagnosed with later stages of cancer after the pandemic. We need to continue to provide information and support to a greater number of clients. Without support from the local community, we will not be able to continue our much-needed services.

Have you considered leaving a gift in your Will to The Mulberry Centre?

Imagine a community without The Mulberry Centre. There would be no support and information locally for people affected by cancer. No free support to help people feel in control, no information to help people make the right decisions, and no activities or services to enhance people’s physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. No lifeline when cancer comes crashing into their lives.

Once you have ensured that the people closest to you have been provided for, please consider The Mulberry Centre in your Will. Your donation would make a huge difference to our charity.

You can download our Leaving a Gift in your Will Guide here which includes practical tools on how to leave a gift and information about what type of gifts you can leave.

If you would like to learn more about Will writing our expert Legal Partners, Garner and Hancock will be facilitating a free webinar on Thursday 14th October, from 2.30pm to 3.20pm, Protecting your family: why you must make a Will, as part of Free Wills Month. The session will explain how you can best protect you and your family by making a Will and how Lasting Powers of Attorney can help safeguard your finances. You can download the poster here

You can find out more by visiting our timetable of events.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will or if you plan to leave a gift. Call 020 8321 6300 or email fundraising @themulberrycentre.co.uk