Helen Smith

Senior Legacy Engagement Manager
Cancer Research UK

Helen is an experienced fundraiser with over 30 years working for charities. She has specialised in legacy giving for the last decade and has a long history in creating and optimising legacy strategies. Helen is driven by developing and enabling fundraisers to be innovative, creative and passionate and is committed to helping the normalising of legacy giving in society. She has spent the last seven years setting up and leading the regional legacy team at Cancer Research UK, a sector-leading group of individuals who are dedicated to supporting people who want to continue to support causes they have cared about in life after their death. Helen thrives on working with driven people who are not afraid to take calculated risks and try new ideas. Helen works regularly with small charities and new fundraisers applying and flexing her skills to match the needs of many different types of organisation.