Leave a legacy
After providing for family and friends, leaving a legacy to the MSA Trust in your Will is a wonderful way of supporting our work and is exempt from inheritance tax.
We rely entirely on donations. Gifts from Wills are an essential part of our income and we simply couldn’t carry on doing our work without them. By remembering the Trust in your Will, we will be able to help more people affected by MSA, while also increasing our research commitment to find both a cause and cure for this devastating disease.
“I’ve chosen to remember the Trust in my Will, as a way of saying thank you for what you did for me and my wife when she was diagnosed. No words can ever express our gratitude; we couldn’t have asked for more kindness and support.” Mr Seabrook, who has chosen to leave a gift to the Trust in his Will.
How will your legacy make a difference?
Your support can make a huge impact on the lives of the people we care for, while also enabling us to increase our research commitment. With your generosity we can:
- recruit more MSA specialist nurses
- train our nurses in e-learning so we can run online workshops for healthcare professionals
- increase our number of regional support groups
- fund additional researchers, who are working hard to find a cause to this devastating disease
How do I go about leaving my legacy?
There are a number of options when it comes to making your Will, and we would strongly recommend consulting a solicitor who will ensure that all the legal formalities are correctly followed and that your Will is valid. You can find a solicitor in your area through the Law Society on 020 7242 1222, who will advise on what to expect. Once you have found a solicitor, they may find our brief guide for Will draftsmen document useful.
What type of legacy should I leave?
If you have decided that you would like to leave a legacy to the Trust, please make sure you include our full name – Multiple System Atrophy Trust – to ensure your gift reaches us in the manner you intend. If you are not sure which type of legacy to leave to the Trust, our guide to legacy types may prove useful.
What should I do after I have written my Will?
Keep it somewhere safe, perhaps with your solicitor or a bank. Remember that you may need to review and amend your Will to ensure it remains relevant if your circumstances change, for example, if you marry, divorce, or if children or grandchildren are born.
If you have remembered the Trust in your Will and you would like to let us know, you can do so by contacting Katie Heyward on 020 7940 4666.