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Ways To Give

Thank you for visiting us and looking into ways in which you can support our mission. Whether you want to organise a fundraising event, become a corporate partner or make a personal donation, your support is hugely appreciated.

However you want to get involved, together we can make a difference for those who need our help the most.

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Donate in memory

Giving to the Ruth Strauss Foundation in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to celebrate their life and to leave a lasting legacy.

Your loved one’s memory will live on through our work and in the hearts of all those helped by your gift.

Whether you’d like to make a one-off gift, hold a funeral collection, or fundraise in your loved one’s memory, your support helps us to provide professional, emotional support to families facing grief and to raise awareness of the need for more research and collaboration in the fight against non-smoking lung cancers.

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Celebrate & Donate

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, getting married, celebrating an anniversary or another special occasion, asking for donations instead of gifts is an inspirational way to mark your special day.

Whatever you’re celebrating, you will be helping to fund the vital work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

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Leave a gift in your Will

Your gift can support children, grandchildren and future generations from the heartbreak of losing a parent to incurable cancer and will help us to improve the diagnosis of non-smoking lung cancers. A gift in your Will has the power to change lives. It can give families the professional emotional support they need when a parent is diagnosed with an incurable cancer. It can help fund research into non-smoking lung cancers, helping provide better treatment options and outcomes. No gift is too small. Every gift has the power to save and change lives.

Writing your Will

A Will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. When writing your Will, loved ones always come first. But once they are provided for, many people choose to donate a share of what is left over to a charity they care about. It’s always best to consult a solicitor, to ensure that your wishes are carried out as you intended.

How to leave a gift in your Will

To include a gift in your Will to the Ruth Strauss Foundation, you’ll need these details:
Charity name: The Ruth Strauss Foundation
Address: Unit F, Whiteacres, Cambridge Road
Whetstone, Leicestershire, LE8 6ZG
Registered charity number: 1183221 (England and Wales)

Use a professional Will writing service:

You may have a family solicitor you already use, or you can find one though the Law Society. You can also make your Will through our partners Bequeathed, who offer a free Will-making service and valuable advice. Their simple and convenient service allows you to make the right Will for you, in the way that best suits you – online, face to face, or over the phone. Please note that this service is only available to supporters in England and Wales.

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Further advice

Before you consider making a Will, it is a good idea to think about:

  • The main things you own – like a house, shares, endowments, savings or life insurance policies (known collectively as your ‘estate’)
  • What kinds of gifts you want to leave the people and charities you care about – pecuniary (money) or residuary (whatever is left over) legacies
  • Who your executor(s) will be.
Different kinds of gifts
  • You can donate a percentage of your estate – sometimes called a residuary gift. Many people choose to donate in this way because they will be sure that loved ones are provided for first. It also has the benefit of potentially reducing the amount of inheritance tax you are liable to pay.
  • You can make a specific cash gift.
  • Or you can leave an object such as jewellery, art or shares.

Philanthropy & Major Giving

Giving a significant gift is an amazing way to help us support more families faced with an incurable cancer diagnosis.

With the support of donations from generous individuals, and grants from charitable trusts and foundations, we will be able to transform the provision of professional emotional support for families when it is most needed.

If you’d like to make a significant donation, please get in touch today and find out how your generosity could make the biggest impact for families facing grief. Please contact our Head of Fundraising:

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Our Fundraising Promise

We are grateful for your support and promise to treat your information and donation with care.

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Shop Red

Our lovely RSF t-shirts, ties, caps, gifting items & more are available to order from the RSF shop! Make sure to share a picture of yourself in red on social, tagging #RedforRuth.

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We Need Your Help!

Turn #RedforRuth in support of families facing one of life’s toughest tests. Buy one of our red t-shirts or find something red in your wardrobe and share a pic on social media tagging us.

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Your valuable donations will go towards vital support for families to help prepare for the death of a parent and raise much needed awareness of non-smoking lung cancers & the importance of its research.


Non-smoking lung cancers are on the rise, with a higher number of incidences amongst women. We are raising awareness of the importance of its research.


We believe that every family facing the death of a parent, should be offered professional emotional support to help prepare for their children’s futures.