Frances ConyLocal artist and illustrator Frances Cony was one of our wonderful Golden Gift Appeal supporters. During her lifetime, Frances chose to fundraise for the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC), where she received her chemotherapy treatment. She spoke very highly of all the staff there, so wanted to give something back to them.

Before she sadly passed away, Frances chose to leave two gifts in her will to the Appeal, a £5,000 cash gift, and a percentage of her estate, totalling over £11,600. This tremendous gift will make a real difference to generations of patients to come. 

Friends and family left donations in her memory as they wanted to give to a cause close to her heart. Speaking fondly of Frances, her brother Chris said:

She was a generous person, who experienced first-hand the difference that Above & Beyond makes in the hospitals. She is missed by many, not just her family.

Frances’ gift has been honoured on our Golden Gift Appeal Donor recognition wall. We are so grateful to Frances for her amazing support of Above & Beyond both during her lifetime and through her wonderful gifts. Our work would not be possible without remarkable people like her.

Over a third of our work is made possible by gifts left in wills, find out more about leaving a gift in your will here.