Leaving a gift in your will can help fight cancer in Great Southern

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
Allyson Charles knows how important Cancer Council WA’s services are.
Camera IconAllyson Charles knows how important Cancer Council WA’s services are. Credit: Supplied/Cancer Council WA

Leaving a gift in your will can help reduce the impact and incidence of cancer in the Great Southern.

In 2017 13,000 West Australians were diagnosed with cancer, according to a Department of Health study, with more than 400 from the Great Southern.

Cancer Council WA and Guide Dogs WA will partner with Albany law firm Springdale Legal to help Great Southern residents prepare their will and leave a gift to either organisation.

Cancer Council WA philanthropy manager Caroline Bryndzej said donations in wills were invaluable and one of the largest single sources of funding for the organisation.

“As a community-funded organisation, we rely on donations, fundraising and support to continue providing prevention, early detection messages and much-needed support to families affected by cancer,” Ms Bryndzej said.

Albany resident Allyson Charles has experienced the support available through Cancer Council WA, made possible thanks to generous gifts from the community.

“If those living in the Great Southern are thinking about including a gift in your will, you can be assured your money will be helping people going through a very tough, traumatic time in their life,” she said.

Springdale Legal will be open on March 23 and 24 for Albany residents who want to have a standard will professionally prepared.

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