LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaving a gift to Mummy’s Star is a wonderful way to support future generations of women
who are diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, birth, loss and beyond
The only way to ensure your wishes are followed when the time comes, is to write a Will. We know that it may feel daunting or you may feel too young to think about writing a Will, but it such a worthwhile thing to do. You and your and loved ones can feel secure and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be carried out.
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 how big or small, has the power to make a real and lasting difference.
Your Will, your wishes
Making a 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, you may leave your loved ones facing uncertainty and having 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 even greater difference to your loved ones and the women we support.
There are also different ways you can leave a gift in your Will:
The amount left over 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.
A gift that is a specific sum of money that you state in your Will.
A named item that is left as a gift to someone 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.
Leave a lasting impact
Two women are diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy in the UK every single day.
At what should be an exciting and special time, a cancer diagnosis shatters families lives and suddenly they are faced with having to make quick decisions about treatment and birthing options before the enormity of everything has even sunk in properly.
For some, the cancer diagnosis goes alongside the heartbreak of losing a baby in pregnancy.
The distress, anxiety and loneliness women experience can be all consuming, but thanks to gifts we receive, Mummy’s Star can provide the support they need, whenever they need it. Whether it is practical, financial or emotional support, we help women from the moment they need us and for as long as they need.
By leaving a gift to Mummy’s Star in your Will, you can make a real difference in helping us to continue this vital work. We cannot thank you enough for considering to support our work in this wonderful way.
How do I leave a gift in my Will?
We appreciate that 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 here 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 need:
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.
Keeping your will safe:
Keep your original Will in a safe place, 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 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 and ensures than women diagnosed with cancer in and around pregnancy can be supported for years to come.
I have already left you a Gift
Thank you for choosing to leave Mummy’s Star a gift in your Will and for helping our work to support women 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, at the most complicated and distressing time in their lives.
We would love to 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. To let us know, please email email@example.com or write to us as PO Box 428, Glossop, SK14 9EA.
If you would prefer to keep it to yourself, we totally understand and please accept our sincerest thanks!