A Dundee dad, who lost his wife to cancer, pledges support in a new UK-wide TV awareness campaign.
Jo Williamson, 67, of Auchterhouse, appears alongside nurses, doctors and scientists in a TV advert for Cancer Research UK’s I Pledge campaign – an initiative which encourages people to leave a gift in their wills for life-saving research into better treatments for cancer patients across the UK.
Dad-of-four Jo became a Cancer Research UK campaign ambassador after his wife Sue died in 2003 of a rare genetic cancer.
He often features in adverts to spread the message of how crucial research is to accelerate progress and ensure more people survive.
Jo has also raised £200,000 for cancer charities by completing fitness events.
He said: “Leaving a legacy is such an important part of helping scientists find cures for the terrible disease that cancer is. It is a powerful way to leave an incredible gift of hope.”
Cancer Research UK partners with solicitors across the UK to provide a free will-writing service for people over 55 who want to write or update a simple will.
For more information go online to cruk.org/pledge.