leaving a legacy to charity in your will

What will be your legacy?

Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager at MS-UK explains how leaving something in your will makes an incredible difference

Leaving a gift in your Will is an incredible way for you to help MS-UK be here for the future. Pass on a gift to the next generation and ensure MS-UK can continue to support people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) live healthier and happier lives.

Every gift, no matter how big or small, will greatly impact our services for years to come.

Events this year may have made you think more about how to make sure that the people and causes that mean the most to you are cared for. When you have looked after your family and friends, we’d be incredibly grateful if you would consider leaving a gift to MS-UK.

Why leave a gift?

By putting people affected by MS at the heart of our work, we can make sure that every person who leaves us a legacy is honoured in the right way. We are a small independent charity so we never accept funding that may jeopardise our ability to act in the best interests of people affected by MS. By leaving a gift in your Will to MS-UK, you shall be handing down your legacy to the next generation. We could not be here for people affected by MS without your support.

Making a Will

We know that it can be difficult to know where to begin when writing or updating a Will, so here’s some information about getting started which we hope you find useful. It’s important to remember you do not need to face this alone and by speaking to a legal professional you can be supported through this process. By having a Will you can provide security for your loved ones. A Will is a legally binding document, so you can have peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out.

Legal advice

Making a Will is a straightforward process. The first step is to seek support from a qualified solicitor or a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters (www.ipw.org.uk). You can always take a family member or friend with you to appointments. A simple will can cost between £144 and £240 (as quoted on moneyhelper.org.uk). If you have a more complex Will or require specialist services, the costs will go up accordingly. It really does depend on your individual circumstances, but you can compare quotes from a few solicitors before going ahead with anything.

Get in touch

To find out more about leaving a legacy to MS-UK please contact our Fundraising Manger Jill Purcell via email at jill@ms-uk.org or call 01206 226500. You can also visit our Gifts and Legacies page.