Cancer Research UK has received a £1.1 million legacy when a farm in Axminster, Devon, was auctioned last week. The charity was the sole beneficiary of the 105 acre Temple Farm estate.
The farm exceeded the guide price by nearly £200,000, and sold for £1,117,000. Cancer Research UK officials were present at the auction.
The farm is situated near where Devon, Dorset and Somerset meet. It remained in the Chedd family until Mr Wilfred Chedd died in April 2012.
Caroline Kent, Director of Legacies at Cancer Research UK said: “We are incredibly grateful for Mr Chedd’s generous legacy to Cancer Research UK in his Will. The money that has been generated by the sale of this property will be put towards the charity’s pioneering research. At present, the funds have not been allocated to a particular project.
"We have not been made aware of the reason that Mr Chedd, who had no immediate family remaining, had chosen to leave his estate to our charity. Gifts left in Wills are extremely important to Cancer Research UK, with more than a third of our research funded in this way. It is thanks to people like the Chedd family that we are able to continue our life-saving work."
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