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 85,000 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. He/she will only need to know what
your assets are relating to cash, savings, property, personal possessions etc. Then, of course,
he 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
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
Registered charity no. 228634.
Ask your solicitor for advice, or contact us if
you would like further information.