Become a Forever Friend and leave a gift in your Will

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Friends of the Cancer Centre is calling on people across Northern Ireland to take part in the ultimate act of friendship to support local people affected by cancer with the launch of the charity’s Forever Friend campaign. 


Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Forever Friend campaign is encouraging people across Northern Ireland to leave the charity a gift in their Will to help support its vital work now, and in the future.  To help people plan for the future and ensure their loved ones are provided for, Friends of the Cancer Centre has enlisted the support of solicitors from across Northern Ireland who will be on hand to help people write or update their Will and in turn, each firm will make a donation from their legal fees to Friends of the Cancer Centre.   


Explaining why it is important for people to make a Will, eminent local solicitor Denis Moloney of Donnelly and Wall Solicitors in Belfast, said:


“Only 40% of people in Northern Ireland have a valid Will and yet it’s so important in ensuring that your loved ones are provided for in the future. I would encourage anyone who hasn’t made a Will, or needs to update their Will due to a change in personal circumstances, to make one now using a registered solicitor. Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Forever Friend campaign is the perfect opportunity to not only do this, but it’s also a wonderful way to support a local and very worthy charity in the process.”


Friends of the Cancer Centre is one of Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charities working to support local cancer patients and their families by enhancing the care and support they receive at every stage of their cancer journey.  The charity does this by supporting life-saving and life-changing work in the areas of clinical care, patient comfort and care, and research.  From funding 32 additional members of staff, vital medical equipment and supporting ground breaking cancer research; to providing thousands of free cups of tea and coffee to patients waiting on treatment.  Money raised through the charity’s Forever Friend campaign will be used to support this work and thousands of local people affected by cancer.   


Colleen Shaw, chief executive of Friends of the Cancer Centre, explains:


“Every year in Northern Ireland over 10,000 people in Northern Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer. During this really difficult time Friends of the Cancer Centre will be there for them and by becoming our Forever Friend, so can you.  We understand that making a Will, or even thinking about it, can be a bit daunting but through our Forever Friend campaign we want to make it as easy and straightforward as possible. 

“We also understand that when making a Will, your family and friends are your first priority but when loved ones are provided for, we hope that people will consider leaving a gift in their Will to Friends of the Cancer Centre as it has the power to change so many lives.  We really hope that people join us, become our Forever Friend and leave a lasting legacy that will make a lasting difference to so many people.”


To find out how you can become a Forever Friend please contact Ana Wilkinson on 028 9069 9393 or email

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