A history of gifts in Wills against cancer

For over 100 years The Christie has worked against cancer with crucial support from gifts in Wills.

In fact, The Christie itself first opened its doors in 1901 thanks to gifts in Wills.

In 1887, a gift of land generously left by Sir Joseph Whitworth was the catalyst for creating a cancer specialist hospital in Manchester.

Then in 1892, half of the money needed to open the first ‘Cancer Pavilion and Home’ as a hospital came from a charitable gift in the Will of Mr Daniel Proctor.

Today, 1 in 3 projects against cancer are funded thanks to the wonderful people who include a gift in their Will to The Christie.

Thank you to everyone who is part of this incredible history of giving to create a future without cancer.