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Make women's health part of your legacy

Women make up 52% of the population and their health and physical and mental wellbeing is key to the health of society as a whole. However, women’s health remains chronically underfunded and neglected with issues like heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage and menopause having a devastating physical and emotional impact on millions of people.

Over the past 60 years, Wellbeing of Women’s research has contributed to many of the tests and treatments that now form part of everyday clinical practice, saving the lives of countless women and babies.

Our research is pioneering major advances in care, our information is giving women and girls vital knowledge, and our campaigns are driving change where it’s desperately needed.

But there’s so much more to be done.

By leaving us a gift in your will, you will help fund this vital work and change the future for generations of women, girls and babies.

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A life dedicated to women's health

In Sir Marcus Setchell's long career as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, he recognised the importance of research into women’s health. He says that far more is known now than 60 years ago. In the decades he was working, he saw many changes and improvements to treatments and procedures, thanks to the research work carried out by recipients of Wellbeing of Women research grants.

But Sir Marcus appreciates that women’s healthcare today is still woefully underfunded and under prioritised. We need to continue to educate, advocate and fund research.

There will be few women alive today who have not in one way or another benefited from the work of Wellbeing of Women. This is why I have pledged to leave a gift in my will to Wellbeing of Women. I trust this charity to fund research that has been scrutinised by highly experienced experts. Sir Marcus Setchell Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Leaving a legacy to Wellbeing of Women is a simple yet enduring way to continue your support and ensure a more certain future for the health of women, girls and babies.

A legacy is a wonderful way of telling the world what you were passionate about, whilst giving hope to families everywhere.

Any gift, large or small, will make a difference.

Including a gift in your will is an easy process and we can help you every step of the way. You can find out more about leaving a lasting legacy by downloading our guide.

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Aoife's story

Aoife Rafter was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer at the age of 27 following routine cervical screening.

“Being diagnosed with stage 1B1 cervical cancer was certainly not foreseen. My treatment plan started quite urgently as my tumour appeared to be somewhat aggressive."

Wellbeing of Women's research helped discover the link between HPV and cervical cancer, which led the way to the cervical screening we are so familiar with today.

Without this, Aoife’s cancer may not have been discovered until it was too late.

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Get in touch

To talk to us about leaving a gift in your will, contact Caroline Christensen, our head of philanthropy, on 020 3697 6347 or [email protected]