Bill’s legacy will help save lives

WHEN he died nearly a year ago, William Brown left a legacy that could help save the lives of others in the future.

Mr Brown, who lived in Woodward Avenue, Bacton, was just 32 when he died in April last year after a four-year fight with cancer.

He had already had one tumour removed from his brain but a second, larger tumour failed to shrink, despite aggressive chemotherapy. But in his will, Mr Brown – known as Bill to friends and family – did something that his parents Sheila and Richard feel reflected his caring and selfless personality.

He left �14,000 to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. That money was increased to nearly �18,000 through gift aid and Addenbrooke’s has now set up the William Brown Trust.

Experts at Addenbrooke’s, where he was treated over the course of his illness, will use the money to enable education and conduct research into high-grade glioblastomas like Mr Brown’s.

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Mrs Brown, 59, said: “We had spoken (with Bill) about the will and his options. When it came to that amount of money, it was only right they agreed to do something good with it. He was really grateful for the care he had at Addenbrooke’s.”

To find out more or to donate to the trust visit

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