Legacy Giving

Do you, or have you known someone whose life has been affected by Multiple Sclerosis? This is the most common, chronic neurological condition that, although not terminal, stays with people for the remainder of their lives. Although there are currently estimated to be over 130,000 people diagnosed with MS, the illness also changes the lives of their partners, families and friends.

Leaving a legacy to MS Research and Relief Fund will enable us to continue to provide direct financial support to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families; to continue to research into the causes and relief of MS symptoms; and to facilitate a range of therapies.

Would You Consider Making A Bequest?

Multiple Sclerosis is not a terminal condition and those people affected by it often need support for their entire lifespan. YOUR legacy really can be a “Gift For Life.” Please consider a bequest to MS Research and Relief Fund. A bequest, however small, is a simple and valuable way of supporting people affected by MS. Your solicitor can advise you on how to include a legacy to MS Research and Relief Fund in your Will. If you don’t have a solicitor contact us on 01670 505829 and we’ll be glad to advise you.

Making A Will

People often don’t consider making a Will because they feel they have nothing of real value, but most people would be surprised at the amount which their ‘estate’ can realise. Your estate includes not only property and money in banks, it also includes all your personal possessions. Making a Will allows you to leave those special items to the persons of your choice.

Making a Will:

  • Puts you in control
  • Ensures you don’t leave your loved ones with additional financial and legal problems at a time that is already distressing
  • Is simple and inexpensive
A solicitor won’t pry into all your personal affairs. They will only need to know what your assets are relating to cash, savings, property, personal possessions etc. Then, of course, they will also need to know who will benefit from your Will and how YOU would like them to benefit.

Questions & Answers

Why do I need to make a Will? I want to leave everything to my spouse.

If you die without having made a Will, your estate is termed ‘in testate’. This means that legal processes must be carried out before the estate can be distributed. Legal costs are taken from the estate and the process is lengthy. This means that those who you wish to inherit your estate will receive less and have to wait longer for it.

Why should I bother to make a Will when I don’t have much money?

Many people underestimate the value of their property and possessions, many of which may have increased in value over time. Add up the value of your property, car, savings, insurance policies, pensions, etc and you may be surprised. Making a Will can ensure that your possessions go to the people you want to have them and that your exact wishes are carried out.

Can I get a form and just make a Will myself?

In theory yes, but in practice people often make mistakes, which could mean that your wishes aren’t carried out. Seeing a solicitor will ensure that your Will is legally accurate and that you wishes will be carried out precisely and quickly.

Who will look after my affairs after my death?

You can appoint your solicitor, a family member or friend who is willing to take responsibility.

How can I help people with Multiple Sclerosis?

By leaving a bequest to:

Multiple Sclerosis Research and Relief Fund
Benmar House
Choppington Road
NE61 2HX
Registered charity no. 228634.

Ask your solicitor for advice, or contact us if you would like further information.


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