25 January 2005

Bequest from local man helps University’s research into Breast Cancer

An unexpected gift from Sheffielder Mr James Guildford Dudley will give a much-needed boost to cancer research being conducted at the University's Medical School.

Mr Dudley had not told anyone at the University that he was planning to leave a sum of money in his Will “to the University of Sheffield, for the furtherance of its research work into cancer”. Sadly it was only after his death that we learned of his generous plans. It would have been lovely to thank him in person for his support.

Mr Dudley left half of his estate, several thousands of pounds, for this purpose, and his contribution has already been allocated to a project investigating the causes of breast cancer.

The University of Sheffield has some of the best specialist cancer researchers in the UK; we wish them every success in their work.

If you would like to know more about leaving a gift to the University in your Will, please visit the Support your University section of this website, or contact David Meadows on 0114 222 1073.