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Leave a gift in your Will

Our work is entirely funded by donations from our generous supporters - we are hugely grateful to those that choose to remember us in their will

A message from Clive Holland, our trustee

In this short video, our trustee Clive Holland discusses his reasons for leaving a legacy in his will to the Brain & Spine Foundation and the dramatic incident that led to him co-founding our charity. Our charity is providing understanding and comfort for people at a time when they most need it – will you consider leaving a gift in your will to help us continue this work?

Thank you for considering leaving a legacy to the Brain & Spine Foundation

Whether you choose to leave a share of your estate or a sum of money, it will make a big difference to the lives of those affected by neurological (brain and spine) problems.

In the UK, at least 1 in 6 people are affected by a neurological problem. Legacies left to the Brain & Spine Foundation help us to provide:

  • A free, confidential Helpline service run by neuroscience nurses
  • Clear and up-to-date information through our booklets and website
  • Online support groups where people can connect and support each other

The Brain & Spine Foundation exists to support anyone affected by a neurological problem, including family, friends and carers. We provide practical and emotional support that empowers people to improve their quality of life and to find the care they need.

There are over 470 known neurological conditions. This includes migraine, stroke, dementia, and other rarer conditions like motor neurone disease and transverse myelitis.

People affected by a neurological problem may face life-changing symptoms or disabilities; and often experience significant delays and difficulty in accessing the right care and support. Our knowledgeable nurse-led helpline can help with preparing for appointments, explain medical terms and procedures, as well as providing tailored advice and support.

We are there for someone at any stage of their journey and for many people, the information and support they find through our services simply doesn't exist anywhere else.

To leave a legacy to the Brain & Spine Foundation, you need to have a valid Will, properly drawn up and witnessed. There are many benefits to having a Will - it puts you in control of your estate; it can help save inheritance tax and it enables you to make an impact on the lives of others.

If you are planning to make or change your Will, we strongly advise you use a solicitor. If you do not know a solicitor, ask a friend or relative for a recommendation or visit the Law Society’s website www.lawsociety.org.uk to find one.

Several types of gift can be left in a Will, including:

  • A residuary gift, which is a share or percentage of what is left of your estate once your debts have been paid.
  • A pecuniary gift, which is a set amount of money.
  • A specific gift, such as an item of jewellery or a painting.

Writing your Will at home

The Goodwill Partnership offer a home visit from a trained counsellor at a time that suits you - daytime, evenings or weekends.

To use this service call 0844 669 6148 or visit www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk/brainandspine/

Writing your Will online

Lexikin is a trusted, secure digital estate planning website to record your memories, wishes, legacies and assets.

To find out more visit www.lexikin.com/charities/brain-spine-foundation/

Please get in touch

If you are considering leaving us a gift in your Will, and you would like more information, please contact: Georgina Hennessy by telephone on 020 3096 7880 or email georginah@brainandspine.org.uk

You can also write to us at:

Brain & Spine Foundation
Fourth Floor
CAN Mezzanine
7-14 Great Dover Street
London
SE1 4YR

 

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