Legacies are a vital part of the ICR’s funding. Professor Robin Weiss, a former Director of The Institute of Cancer Research, recently decided to add a legacy into his Will to benefit us.
"I was Director from 1980 until 1989, after which I stayed on as Director of
Research for a further nine years. During that time, I saw the ICR go from
strength to strength and I am proud of the impact its research has had,
and will continue to have in the future.
"Cancer research is, of course, an international endeavour and it is difficult
to tell where the next big advance will come from. But the track record of
scientists is a very good guide to future success and I consider that the
ICR houses some of the best scientists worldwide. It has the superb
facilities and organisation to attract the brightest minds to continue this
vital work. I have chosen not to specify where my legacy should be spent
as I cannot foretell what the most pressing issues will be for the ICR at the
time my legacy becomes available. But I do know I want to leave a
monetary legacy to match my scientific one.”