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What are your hopes for the future generations of your family? Share with Cancer Research UK - £200 voucher to be won

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CeriGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 25-Jan-21 12:23:25

It’s natural to wonder about what the world might look like in the future, particularly for our loved ones. Sometimes this can be a worrying prospect but it’s comforting to know there are things we can do now to help our family members thrive in the future, whether it’s creating a safe home for them, instilling the life lessons we’ve learnt in our grandchildren, or leaving gifts and donations to charity. With this in mind, Cancer Research UK would like to hear your hopes for the future generations of your family.

Here’s what Cancer Research UK has to say: “A Will is one of the most important documents you’ll ever write. It’s the only way to make sure the people and the causes you care about are looked after, and it’s where you can decide what happens to your money and possessions. Once your family and friends are taken care of, a gift to Cancer Research UK – no matter how big or small – really makes a difference for future generations.

Thanks to our amazing supporters, Gifts in Wills fund over a third of our life-saving work, helping us to make treatments even more effective for future generations, bringing forward the day when nobody fears the disease.”

What advice do you give to your grandchildren about how to achieve their hopes and dreams? How do you hope the world will be for future generations and what steps do you take now to help achieve this? Have you thought about writing a Will? Would you consider leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK to ensure your family grow up in a world where more people survive cancer?

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glammagran Thu 28-Jan-21 15:02:12

I largely agree with your sentiments buylocal. But not with you regarding nursery provision. My 2 yr 6mths GD loves her nursery which she attends 2 days a week while DD is WFH. Her speech which was behind has come on in leaps and bounds. She doesn’t give either parent a backward glance when she goes in. I’ve heard many teachers of reception year children say they know which children have attended nursery as they are so confident.

cornishpatsy Thu 28-Jan-21 15:36:48

I wish good health for future generations, without it you have nothing worth having.

NotSpaghetti Thu 28-Jan-21 16:10:37

What advice do you give to your grandchildren about how to achieve their hopes and dreams?
Be yourself. Follow your own path.
How do you hope the world will be for future generations and what steps do you take now to help achieve this?
Peaceful and equitable - I try to live lightly and gift when I can to help meet the basic needs of others less fortunate than I am.
Have you thought about writing a Will? Would you consider leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK to ensure your family grow up in a world where more people survive cancer?
I have a will already and don't want to change it.

Patsy429 Thu 28-Jan-21 16:31:59

I would wish them love, kindness, justice and the ability to walk away from prejudice, anger and doubt.

To follow your dreams, work hard, enjoy your life, care for yourself and our planet. Think of others first.

Skye17 Thu 28-Jan-21 16:43:36

I hope for future generations of my family that the Lord will be their shepherd - that they will follow Jesus wholeheartedly. That goodness and love will follow them all the days of their lives, and they will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23.)

I do have a will, with money given to charity. But not to any charities that fund research on animals, which rules out most of the medical ones.

dahlia08 Thu 28-Jan-21 16:44:59

Be happy. Do good things in life and help whoever needs them. Respect everyone and be kind. Always try your best.

Aepgirl Thu 28-Jan-21 16:58:20

Be truly grateful for good health, a roof over your head, and food on your plate.

Happiyogi Thu 28-Jan-21 18:53:18

There is some fantastic advice here already and I would echo a lot of it regarding kindness and care of the planet.

I would add the cultivation of a lifelong sense of curiosity and delight.

Nanniejude Fri 29-Jan-21 13:06:53

Live life to the full, smile and be kind. Treat others how you want to be treated

weather Fri 29-Jan-21 18:06:39

my advice is never to fall out with anyone..agree to differ. remember love makes the world go around if you execise love in your lives all the rest will happen automatically ...I have left to my grandchildren equally ... Yes . ..I have made a will and left something to cancer husband is have treatment for cancer at the moment.

biba70 Fri 29-Jan-21 18:11:34

As for Cancer Research, I would like much more time, energy and money on the psychology of prevention of Cancer. As we all know a large proportion of cancers (and other illnesses like Diabetes, etc) are caused by our own, well known behaviours.

Of course not all, but for many cancers, we know what causes it and how- but we don't know, often, how to help and support people to stop the causes. Preventing should be just as important, and I'd say even more, than cure.

Jaxjacky Fri 29-Jan-21 18:57:29

An old adage, treat others as you would like to be treated; take time to enjoy the day, just a few minutes. I fervently hope my children and theirs can enjoy some of the freedoms our generation have had.

Yasmin0147 Fri 29-Jan-21 19:11:28

I’d like them to be happy, be healthy and find someone that loves and respects them, that will be there when I am not here.

clara0015 Fri 29-Jan-21 19:56:39

Always try to be kind to others no matter what happens

Jules00 Fri 29-Jan-21 20:32:02

Treat others as you would like to be treated - be kind, be confident, be happy. Keep a calm and positive attitude in good times and bad. Smile and sing!

fishnships Fri 29-Jan-21 21:25:38

To know that love is stronger than hate. Be kind and if someone does a good turn to yo,u make sure you pass it on to others - tell them to do the same. If everyone did this think how far it could go towards making the world a better place.

thecatwhisper Fri 29-Jan-21 21:47:08

I hope they can have some freedom of speech, movement and are independent thinkers.

barbaraellen Fri 29-Jan-21 22:20:29

Be happy and make a difference

buckleycat Fri 29-Jan-21 23:35:55

When I look back at previous generations of my family, the challenges they have lived through & the ribbons of love, hope & kindness woven between them, I hope that I have held that ribbon throughout my life & that I can pass onto future generations of my family knowing they will do the same.
We can't all be the cleverest, the most skilled, imaginative, creative or beautiful - but we can always strive to be the kindest we can be, to see the best in those around us & to give all we can in any way that we can. By doing this, we can keep the candle of all that is good in our world alive & burning strong, & drown out the fear, doubt & hate which threaten that beautiful flame.

Lclaytonuk555 Sat 30-Jan-21 07:43:55

Be kind
Have respect for yourself and others
Realise that all actions have consequences
Love your family fiercely

jooli Sat 30-Jan-21 08:22:59

An end to greed

Rustied Sat 30-Jan-21 09:41:12

I am fortunate to have 2 wonderful grown up daughters 21 and 23. My wife and I have taught them to always treat others with respect and in the same way they would wish to be treated. We have taught them that as long as they do their best sometimes their best will for one reason or another will not be good enough to get the result they want but that there is no shame in that. We have tried teach them that throughout life there will always be challenges, there will be disappointment and on occasions and there will be sadness and pain but we have also taught them that everything happens for a reason and that in most instances something good comes out of every situation - even if you can’t see it at the time. I am so proud to say that both my daughters have ended up working in the NHS - not an easy job at the best of times. The last year has been challenging and difficult for both of them but like so many others - not just those in the NHS they continue to respect everyone, try their best and wait for a time when something good comes out of this situation. Stay safe

GranWy Sat 30-Jan-21 09:41:51

Take the long view, sometimes the "old-fashioned" way is better than the modern version and be grateful for friends and family.

Fflaurie Sat 30-Jan-21 10:20:20

Contentment. Anything more is a bonus.

RACHELSMITH45 Sat 30-Jan-21 11:10:43

For them to have a happy and healthy life without too many worries along the way.