An invitation to be part of our future

by Kate McGrath
Individual Giving Fundraiser - Legacies

Grimsthorpe Castle (c) Ray Biggs

It may surprise you to learn that a third of Marie Curie
Cancer Care’s annual voluntary income – around £25 million – is with thanks to gifts that supporters leave to Marie Curie in their Wills.

Without these very special gifts we wouldn’t be able to care for as many terminally ill people as we do today.  Gifts in Wills are vital to enable our nurses to continue providing care to patients with terminal illnesses, either in their own homes or in our hospices.

Gift for the Future events

Every year, between April and November we hold Gift for the Future events around the UK.  Supporters and their guests are invited to find out more about our work, meet some of our amazing Marie Curie professionals and hear about the vital role that gifts in Wills play for the charity.

This year there are 30 venues to choose from, including Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall, which featured in the television programme Restoration Nightmare. Sarah and her partner, Graham Swift, restored Rise Hall, after it lay empty and in a state of disrepair for 10 years.  The Grade 2* listed building boasts 28 rooms and has seven reception rooms.

The Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University is another interesting venue. The Institute is the oldest international centre for Polar Research within a university. Its aim was to provide a place where polar travellers and explorers could meet, and where material of polar interest might be collected and made accessible for future research.  The Institute counts Sir Ranulph Fiennes among its supporters as does Marie Curie – Sir Ranulph has raised over £6.2 million for the charity in memory of his first wife and his sister.

Visit the Gift for the Future page on our website to learn more about what you can expect at a Gift for the Future event and to view the wonderful venues they will be held at this year.