Leaving a gift in your will
A gift in your will can support families in the future
Writing a will can seem daunting and easy to put off but it’s actually really simple to do. A gift in your will means you will be helping the MPS Society provide support to those affected by MPS, Fabry and related conditions and also help accelerate our research strategy, so we can find better treatments and care now and in the future.
One of our members explains how the MPS Society was there for them when they needed us the most and why they plan to leave a gift in their will to help families in the future.
"We were overwhelmed by the comfort of not being alone anymore. Please consider a gift in your will to enable further research and to enable the MPS Society to continue its invaluable support to the families." - MPS Society member.
How do I write my will?
It can be difficult to choose from the hundreds of solicitors available, so the MPS Society has teamed up with Beyond to offer you 50% off when you write your will. The service usually costs £90, but if you enter the code MPS50 at the checkout, you get your will for £45.
Questions you might have
Why it is important to make a will?
Whether or not you consider you have many possessions or savings, there are a number of reasons why you should consider making a will. This can include ensuring your estate is passed on in the way you want. Making a will reduces the burden on loved ones you leave behind. It can also help protect your assets and reduce the impact that inheritance tax has on your estate.
How do I leave a gift in my will?
If you wish to remember the MPS Society in your will; we recommend you use the following wording: I leave ……….. to the MPS Society of MPS House, Repton Place, White Lion Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 9LP. All bequests left to the MPS Society should also include our registered charity number 1143472, (charity registered in Scotland SCO41012).
How do I make a change to an existing will?
Making a will or making a change to an existing will doesn’t have to be complicated. If you already have a will that you are happy with, but just want to add a gift to the MPS Society, ask your solicitor to draw up a codicil – a simple legal addition to your existing will. It is a good idea to review your will periodically to reflect births, deaths or separations in your family or major changes in your own circumstances.
How do I choose a solicitor?
It can be difficult to choose from the hundreds of solicitors available. The MPS Society and Beyond have teamed up to offer you 50% off when you write your will (RRP £90). Visit Beyond for more information. Alternatively, you can find a solicitor near you.
How will the MPS Society use my gift?
We know the sooner a family can receive a diagnosis the sooner a child or young adult can receive life-changing treatment. To this day, the MPS Society has spent over £12 million on research projects into these conditions, to find better treatments and care. The sooner we can accelerate our research and take advantage of these opportunities, the quicker we can help even more people affected by MPS, Fabry or a related disease. We can only do this with support from our community leaving a gift in their will and we are truly grateful for anything you can leave to us.
If you have any other questions or would like to speak with someone about supporting the MPS Society in your Will, please call:
0345 389 9901 or email us below.