It’s Free Wills Month – find out more here
As a charity, we rely on donations to continue our support of people affected by cancer. Unlike many other charities, we do not receive many legacy gifts, so this year we are going to promote legacy giving to our supporters to help us ensure that we can continue to help local people for generations to come.
We know that one in two people are expected to develop cancer at some point in their lives. The incidence of cancer is increasing, and cancer is the leading cause of death in our area. We also know that more people are surviving cancer and need different kinds of information and support to face the challenges in their life after cancer.
More and more people affected by cancer are registering with The Mulberry Centre. This trend is likely to continue in the future. We need to continue to provide information and support to a greater number of clients. Without support from the local community, we will not be able to continue our much-needed services.
Have you considered leaving a gift in your Will to The Mulberry Centre?
Imagine a community without The Mulberry Centre. There would be no support and information locally for people affected by cancer. No free support to help people feel in control, no information to help people make the right decisions, and no activities or services to enhance people’s physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing. No lifeline when cancer comes crashing into their lives.
Once you have ensured that the people closest to you have been provided for, please consider The Mulberry Centre in your Will. Your donation would make a huge difference to our charity.
Why make a Will?
• A Will makes it much easier for your family and friends to sort everything out when you die – without a Will the process can be more time consuming and stressful.
• If you don’t write a Will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by law – which isn’t always the way you want.
• A Will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of property and money you leave behind.
• 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.
• We would recommend that your Will is drafted by a qualified solicitor.
If you already have a Will, and you feel would like to add The Mulberry Centre to your Will (or any other charity), your solicitor can help you to add a form called a Codicil to your existing will.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will or if you plan to leave a gift. Call 020 8321 6300 or email fundraising @themulberrycentre.co.uk.