The Medical Research Foundation is the independent charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council (MRC), set up to advance medical research, improve human health and change people’s lives.

COVID-19 was the global medical emergency no one saw coming. We don’t know what the next threats to human health will be, but we do know that research is the only way to tackle them.

By leaving a gift to the Medical Research Foundation, you’ll be funding the research that future generations will depend on. We are an independent charity, focused solely on funding high quality medical research. With close links to the Medical Research Council, we’re able to choose the most impactful studies and adapt quickly to meet any emerging health crisis - your Will can support some of the brightest scientific minds.

Many of these scientists are at the beginning of their careers when funding is hardest to secure – your support at this crucial time can propel a scientist to discoveries that will change the future of medicine and change and save lives for years to come.

Thanks to gifts in Wills, the Medical Research Foundation has supported researchers tackling pressing challenges like COVID-19, as well as vital areas of research that are often overlooked such as pain – ensuring we fill the gaps in medical knowledge and protect the future of human health.