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What Will be your legacy?

Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager at MS-UK explains how leaving something on your will makes an incredible difference iStock-175196412.jpg

Leaving a gift in your Will is an incredible way for you to help MS-UK plan for the future, pass on a gift to the next generation and ensure that no one has to face MS alone.

Every gift, no matter what size will have a huge impact on 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 looked after. After 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 an 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 a Will to MS-UK, people hand down their legacy to the next generation. We could not be here for people affected by MS without this 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 will 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 straight forward process. The first step is to seek support from a qualified solicitor or a member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters to help you get started. You can always take a family member or friend with you to appointments. A simple Will can cost between £144 and £240. If you have a more complex Will or require specialist services, the cost can go up to about £600. It really does depend on your individual circumstances, but you can compare quotes from a few solicitors before going ahead with anything.

What our clients say…

Our mission is to improve understanding of multiple sclerosis and provide support where it is needed most. Every gift that is left means we can offer our services to more people.

“For over 18 years (since being diagnosed with MS) of this journey, New Pathways has been like a friend by my side.”

Our counselling service gave hundreds of telephone sessions to people across the UK

“You just understand how I’m feeling.”

Every legacy we receive helps make this work possible. 

“You have got me through some dark times. I hope you will be around for many more years.”

Last year we answered hundreds of enquiries through our helpline. Every time we picked up the phone, we were able to be here for someone affected by MS.

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 on 01206226500

Visit www.ms-uk.org/Gifts-and-Legacies