Remembering the MS Trust in your will can help us plan for the future, and the 130,000 people living with MS plan for their future too.
After you have taken care of your loved ones, leaving a gift to the MS Trust is an amazing way to support our work, and helps ensure that people living with MS do not face the future alone. To find out more about legacies, you can download our factsheet on writing your will.
Remember you don’t have to give a lot to make an amazing difference to thousands of people affected by MS in the UK. Plus, legacy gifts left to charity are free from inheritance tax.
Contact me about legacy giving
How do I remember the MS Trust in my will?
You can make a gift in your will to the MS Trust by:
- Contacting a solicitor. If you do not have one, you can find one on the Law Society's website. You can also use McClure Solicitors. You can find more information on our partnership with them below.
- Visiting Make a Will Online at https://makeawillonline.co.uk/mstrust. The MS Trust will cover the cost of this fee for you.
You can find out more about these options below.
However you choose to write your will, you will need to know that our full charity name is: "Multiple Sclerosis Trust", our charity number is: 1088353 and our registered address is: Spirella Building, Bridge Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4ET.
If you would like further information or if you would like to speak to someone, please contact us on 01462 476707 or at email@example.com.
Make a will online
If you remember the MS Trust in your will, we will cover the cost of you writing a solicitor-checked will through our partner 'Make a Will Online'. Simply visit https://makeawillonline.co.uk/mstrust and you will be taken through the process of writing a will online for free, with every will being 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 optional. You can make a will without sharing the amount of your gift at https://makeawillonline.co.uk/online-wills, but the fee will not be covered by the MS Trust.
If you have a large or complicated estate, or if you have complex needs - for example, trust income, property overseas, dependent relatives, or ongoing legal issues – you should speak to a solicitor. Likewise, if you have concerns around mental capacity you should discuss with a solicitor face-to-face. If your estate will be subject to inheritance tax (see here), you should also speak to a solicitor.
Write your will with a solicitor
A will is a legal document and must comply with legal formalities. It is for this reason that we would recommend you seek the help and advice of a solicitor. Whether you are making a will for the first time or amending an existing one, a solicitor can help advise you taking in to account your personal circumstances, your assets, and your wishes. You can find a solicitor near you through the Law Society's website, and simply tell them you want to leave a gift to the MS Trust.
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.
The MS Trust also have a partnership with McClure solicitors, who will write your will for free in return for a donation to the MS Trust. To arrange an appointment Call McClure Solicitors on 0800 852 1999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. McClure solicitors have 10 offices across the country, and can conduct home visits. McClure are currently offering digital meetings due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
For more information please visit www.mcclure-solicitors.co.uk/mst-will
Our promise to you
If you have already decided to leave a legacy gift in your will to the MS Trust, please accept our sincere thanks. However, if you are still considering doing this, we have listed six promises which we hope will help you to decide;
We will always respect your privacy.
We understand that your loved ones will always come first.
Because we are committed to improving the lives of people with MS, we will always encourage people to leave a legacy gift to the MS Trust, however, we recognise that it is your decision which you will make in your own time.
If you choose to tell us about your gift, you can decide how we communicate with you in the future.
We will use your gift wisely and cost-effectively to ensure it has the greatest impact on people affected by MS
We will handle your legacy gift with care, sensitivity, and respect at all times
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