LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaving a gift to Mummy’s Star is a wonderful way to support future generations of women and birthing parents who are diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, birth, loss and beyond
The only way to ensure your wishes are followed after you die is to write a Will. It may feel daunting or you may feel too young to think about a Will, but remember, it will provide peace of mind and help your loved ones when the time comes.
Here are a few things to consider when you think about writing your Will:
Family comes first - You don’t have to choose between looking after your loved ones or supporting our work. You can include family, friends, and your favourite charities in your Will. Every gift, no matter the amount, has the power to help families facing the distress of a cancer diagnosis in and around their pregnancy.
Your Will, your wishes - Writing your Will is easy to put off, but it’s the only way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you have gone. Without one, your loved ones may have to make difficult decisions on your behalf.
Good financial sense - Leaving a gift to charity in your Will can reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that is paid on your estate, meaning you can make an great difference to your loved ones and the families we support.
What impact will my gift have?
Two people are diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy in the UK every single day.
What should be an exciting and special time can be shattered by a cancer diagnosis. Families are suddenly faced with having to make quick decisions about treatment and birthing options before the enormity of the situation has even sunk in.
For some, a cancer diagnosis goes alongside the heartbreak of losing a baby in pregnancy.
The distress, anxiety, and loneliness that these women and birthing parents experience can be all-consuming but, thanks to gifts we receive, Mummy’s Star can provide them with the support they need. Whether it is practical, financial, or emotional support, we are there from the moment they need us and for as long as they need us.
By leaving a gift to Mummy’s Star in your Will, you will help us to continue this vital work. We cannot thank you enough for considering supporting us in this wonderful way.
How do I leave a gift in my Will?
The thought of writing your Will may be daunting, but they are usually very simple to do and give you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out when the time comes. We recommend you speak to a solicitor or professional Will writer when making your Will. This will help to ensure that your wishes can easily be followed when you pass away. To find a local solicitor visit: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk
If you already have a Will, you can make changes to it using a Codicil. This is usually simple and inexpensive to do. A solicitor can assist you with this or give further advice.
What will Mummy’s Star do with my gift?
If you want to discuss what we will spend your money on, please feel free to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to speak to you in person.
Important information you will need to make a gift
To leave us a gift in your Will, you will need to give your solicitor or Will writer our details:
Charity name: Mummy’s Star
Registered charity number: England & Wales (1152808), Scotland (SC046449), Ireland (20106812).
Registered address: Suite 4, St Michaels Court, St Michaels Square, Stamford St. Central, Ashton, OL6 6XN.
Did you know, there are different types of gift you can in your Will:
This is the amount leftover from your estate after all other bequests have been made and all costs and debts are cleared. You can leave the total residue to one beneficiary or you can dictate a % share to go to numerous different beneficiaries.
This type of gift is a specific sum of money that you state in your Will.
A named object/item that is left as a gift in your Will. Often a piece of jewellery or painting, a specific bequest is a good way to pass on cherished belongings to loved ones.
Keeping your Will safe:
Keep the original copy of your Will in a safe place, ideally outside the home; for example, with your solicitor or legal advisor. You can also lodge your Will with the probate service (in England and Wales), just ask your solicitor or legal advisor for more information. You will need to keep a copy for yourself and don’t forget to tell your executors where to find it.
THANK YOU for considering leaving a gift to Mummy’s Star as part of your legacy. Your support helps secure our future & ensure that people diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy can be supported for years to come.
I have already left you a Gift in my Will
Thank you for choosing to leave Mummy’s Star a gift in your Will and for helping to support women and birthing parents diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy, for years to come. Your donation will make a real difference to the hundreds of families we support each year, providing emotional, financial and practical support at the most complicated and distressing time in their lives.
Please let us know if you have already left us a gift in your Will. This way we can keep you informed about the work we are doing and our future plans, and you can keep us up to date with how you would prefer your gift to be used. Email email@example.com or write to us at PO Box 428, Glossop, SK14 9EA.
If you would prefer to keep it to yourself, we totally understand and please accept our sincerest thanks!