A CHARITY invites the people of Salisbury to consider leaving money in their wills to help fund cancer research.

Cancer Research UK said around 54,100 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East each year and around 22,700 of them do not survive their diagnosis.

They said further research was needed to improve survival. People can help by donating to Cancer Research UK in their will. Legacy donations fund a third of his research.

Dr. Susana Godinho leads a research project on key mechanisms inside cells. His team uses state-of-the-art imaging techniques to observe the inner workings of the cell division process.

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Dr. Godinho hopes this research will lead to the development of new treatments that could target the centrosomes in cancer cells, thereby improving the survival of people with cancer.

She said leaving a gift to Cancer Research UK can make a real difference to people with cancer.

She said: “Gifts in Wills is the best example that when it comes to cancer, we’re all in this together. I can’t thank anyone who leaves a gift in their will enough, but I want them to know that we are working tirelessly to help find cures for this disease.”

For your free guide to testamentary gifts, go to cruk.org/pledgesouthcentral