Hilary's gift of hope
Like so many others, Hilary knows all too well how devastating pancreatic cancer can be. She lost her husband, George, in July 2019.
George started to feel unwell during an around the world cruise to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Despite seeing a consultant during the voyage, pancreatic cancer wasn’t diagnosed until it was too late. Sadly, George died just seven weeks later.
Hilary describes George as “a good man that had a wonderful sense of humour, always made me laugh, who was very sociable and enjoyed cricket and darts.” She misses him every day.
Our Free Will Service
After George died, Hilary used our Free Will Service to see a local solicitor, who updated her Will to make sure her loved ones were provided for.
Hilary also left a gift in her Will to Pancreatic Cancer UK to ensure that future generations don’t have the same experience as she did. She told us:
I know that any gift I leave in my Will to Pancreatic Cancer UK will help prevent other families having to go through the heartbreak that we've endured.
Thanks partly to generous supporters leaving gifts in Wills, one of our research projects has already achieved a huge breakthrough. It has been proven that pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) is safe and effective in people receiving palliative chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, and can significantly improve their quality of life.
But there is still so much to do.
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