It is now estimated by charities such as MacMillan and Cancer UK that 2.5 million people are living with cancer in the UK. The prediction is that this figure will increase to 4 million by 2030. Statistics show that 977 people each day are diagnosed with cancer.

As a society more and more of us are affected by cancer or, know a close relative, loved one, friend or colleague affected by this terrible disease. Sadly, the number of people living with cancer in the UK, according to 2015 statistics has increased by almost half a million people in the last five years and tragically around 450 people die each day from cancer.

But there is Good news – survival rates are increasing and the people suffering with cancer are living longer:

  • The number of cancer survivors in the UK is projected to increase by approximately 1 million in the next 10 years;

  • People are now living 10 times longer after a diagnosis of cancer compared with 40 years ago;

  • Half the people diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales in 2010 – 2011 are predicted to survive for at least 10 years;

  • 80% of these with melanoma of the skin, breast cancer and prostate cancer are predicted to survive over 10 years and in many cases be treated successfully.

Advances in research, technology, educational awareness, self awareness and treatment ensure that many people survive cancer. Thanks to the work of local and national charities, such as Rosemere Cancer Foundation, we are fighting back!

Here at Farleys we are proud to support Rosemere, a local charity which supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. Rosemere works with clinicians in the area in many different ways including:

  • Funding cutting edge equipment to help clinicians remain at the forefront of the fight against cancer;

  • Supporting innovative ways to take the fear out of cancer for patients and their families during their treatment, making it as comfortable and stress free as possible;

  • Backing local research projects that help improve our understanding of cancer and how it can be better diagnosed and treated;
  • Facilitating top quality training to help clinical staff treating cancer patients be the very best they can be.

Over the next 5 years, Rosemere’s aims are:

  • To continue to work with clinical colleagues and academics at local universities to support ground breaking research into the diagnosis and treatment of cancer;

  • To ensure that all cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria are treated in comfortable and appropriate surroundings and have access to additional facilities which make their treatment journey less stressful;

  • To continue to support the provision of cancer services as close to home as possible for patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria;

  • To promote local innovation in the treatment of cancer by facilitating the introduction of emerging technology;

  • To support the National Cancer Strategy by actively seeking opportunities to promote cancer awareness to the general public;

I have lost family members to cancer and acted for many people who have fought and lost their battle with cancer. It’s a devastating disease which affects everyone around them. Thanks to the brilliant work done by Rosemere and other charities, we are slowly winning the battle against cancer. But more needs to be done.

Farleys are delighted to be supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundation as its charity for 2017-18 year and during the 23 – 29 October 2017 we are participating in Wills Week. For a donation of £100 for a single will or £150 for a double “mirror” will, Farleys will donate all proceeds for the preparation of wills to Rosemere.

To participate in Rosemere’s Make a Will Week, simply contact Farleys Solicitors between Monday 23 – Friday 29 October 2017 on 01254 229800, or email  referencing “Make a Will Week”.