Over the past few years Gifts from the Wills of our supporters has become an incredibly important part of our income at the Huntington’s Disease Association.
Making a Will
The importance of making a Will cannot be underestimated. A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a will the process can be more time consuming and stressful for your loved ones.
The latest research* from 2018 shows that almost 60% of us in the UK have not made a Will.
If you don’t write a will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want.
Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family or your favourite charity, such as Huntington’s Disease Association.
Gifts in Wills and the Huntington’s Disease Association
We are incredibly grateful for every gift, large or small we receive at the Huntington’s Disease Association. Our work supporting people, families and carers affected by Huntington’s disease simply could not happen without the generosity of our supporters.
Income we receive from gifts in Wills allows us to make plans for the future, to ensure that we’ll be there for people affected by Huntington’s disease for years to come.
In the past year we have supported thousands of people affected by Huntington’s disease – from one to one support through our Specialist Huntington’s Advisory Service to our specialised weekend events such as the Family Weekend and JHD Weekend; our booklets and guides are available for health and social care professionals as well as individuals seeking more information on the many different aspects of Huntington’s disease and our Welfare Grants scheme provides direct financial support to those who desperately needs it. The demands for our services grows each year.
Leaving a gift in your Will to the Huntington’s Disease Association is easy to do. You will need to speak to a Solicitor to ensure your Will is drawn up correctly. Once you have taken care of your family and friends, should you choose to, you can add in a gift towards our work. You will need the following details to ensure your gift reaches us,
Huntington’s Disease Association, Liverpool Science Park IC1, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TF
Registered charity number 296453 (England and Wales)
Your solicitor will be able to recommend the wording you can use.
Help finding a Solicitor
The Law Society can help you find a solicitor in your area. For more information, call 020 7242 1222 or you can visit their website www.lawsociety.org.uk and use the Find A Solicitor function on there.
Keeping us informed
We’d love to hear from you if you have already left a gift in your Will for the Huntington’s Disease Association or if you are planning to leave a gift for us. Letting us know your plans means we can thank you properly and helps us to make plans for the future. What you choose to tell us is not legally binding and it will be treated with the upmost respect and confidentiality. You can contact us at [email protected] or call us on 0151 331 5445.