My respect for The Nightingale and the support, time and kindness they give to help people affected by cancer are the reasons why I chose to support them. Currently, I give an annual donation direct from my bank, but I have also chosen to give them a gift in my will.
I know personally the impact a cancer diagnosis has on the patient and their family as I suffer from cancer. I am lucky to have very supportive friends and family and a strong faith which I believe helps me to stay positive. Unfortunately, I know this is not everyone’s experience and this is why the work The Nightingale does is so important.
Having worked all my life, I am in the fortunate position to have the financial security needed for my senior years. I decided some time ago that when I pass on, I wanted to leave a bequest to benefit others, which is why I have included The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre in my will. To me, it is my way of giving a final thank you to the organisation that has helped so many of my friends to continue to live life following their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
It is a common myth that only the rich and famous leave money to charity when they die. My first priority is naturally to my family, which I have done. I have also managed to ensure that my promise to myself to support The Nightingale in my will is also fulfilled. I urge you to think about how you can support The Nightingale.