A gift in your will

Every gift tells a story. A lasting legacy. One of life and meaning that lives on through the lives it transforms.

A gift in a will is a remarkable thing to do for people with multiple sclerosis, so thank you for taking the time to find out more about this way of giving. We know that you will want to take care of family and friends first. That’s just as it should be. But if remembering the MS Trust in your will is something you want to explore too, do please read on. 

I have decided to remember the MS Trust in my will because I had such help from them following my diagnosis in 2004.

 Margaret, MS Trust supporter

How a gift in a will makes a difference

Remembering the MS Trust in your will can make a lasting impact on future MS care and improve the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis. It is an amazing way to support our work, and helps ensure that people living with MS do not face the future alone. And, you don’t have to give a lot to make a big difference.

It's also worth mentioning that in certain circumstances, a legacy gift can bring tax benefits to your loved ones too.

Our promise to you

We recognise and respect that this is your decision to make, in your own time.

If you go on to leave us a gift in the future, rest assured:

  • We will always respect your privacy and handle your legacy gift with care, sensitivity and respect.

  • We will only contact you if you choose to tell us about your gift and allow us to get in touch.

  • We will use your gift wisely and cost-effectively to make a meaningful difference to those affected by MS.

  • In the future, we will gladly share your legacy's wonderful achievements with your loved ones (should they choose to get in touch). This can be a great comfort. 

How do I remember the MS Trust in my will?

We recommend you get independent legal advice first. If you decide to proceed, these are our full details to ensure your wishes are followed correctly:

  • charity name: Multiple Sclerosis Trust
  • charity number: 1088353
  • registered address: Spirella Building, Bridge Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4ET.

We explain how you can get things in motion by either making a will online or contacting a solicitor below.

Make a will online

If you choose to remember the MS Trust in your will, we will cover the cost of writing your will through our partner ‘Make a Will Online’. To find out more visit our Make a Will Online web page which takes you through the process, step-by-step. Your will is then checked by a qualified solicitor.  

Anonymous details of any gift are shared with us, such as the amount. You can choose to share your name and details too so we can get in touch to say thank you, but this is entirely optional. Just know that we are deeply honoured by your generosity.  

You can make a will without sharing the amount of your gift at makeawillonline.co.uk/online-wills, but the fee will not be covered by the MS Trust.

 If you have a large or complicated estate such as trust income, overseas property, dependent relatives, on-going legal issues, you should speak to a solicitor. This also applies if you have any concerns around mental capacity, or if your estate is subject to inheritance tax. You can search for a local solicitor on the Law Society's website.

Write your will with a solicitor

A will is a legal document and must comply with legal formalities. It's why we recommend you seek the help and advice of a solicitor. They can tailor their advice to your personal circumstances, assets, and wishes. The Law Society's website gives you the option to search for a solicitor near you. 

If you already have a will, you can speak to your solicitor and ask them to update your will to include a gift to us. They will take you through the necessary steps to do this.

Contact us about legacy giving

If you would like to discuss your wishes or learn more about the impact of legacies left to the MS Trust, Erika is on hand to help you with your questions. 

Alternatively, you can complete the web form below and we'll be in touch. Thank you for thinking of us.

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