Around three-quarters of British people regularly give to charity, but only 6% remember a charity in their Will. Yet legacies are a vital source of funds for us − often making up a third of our annual income.

Leaving a gift to The National Brain Appeal in your Will is crucial to the fundraising we do — without your legacies, much of our work just would not be possible.

These gifts help to get big projects at The National Hospital up and running and can often make up nearly half of our annual income. We’re extremely grateful for every Legacy left to us and we’re keen that people remember The National Brain Appeal if they are making a Will.

Recently, our chief executive, Theresa Dauncey, made this video for Remember A Charity Week to explain how crucial legacies are to our work.

How to leave us a gift in your Will

Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We have information, support and advice available to make the process as easy as possible. Here are the basics:

  1. State in your Will that you would like to leave a gift to The National Brain Appeal. We recommend using a solicitor or professional Will-writer to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
  2. Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place: The National Brain Appeal, Registered Charity Number 290173
  3. If you’ve already written us into your Will, thank you. We would be very grateful if you could let us know.

Download a copy of our Will pack, or read the Will guide from Remember A Charity about the difference you can make by leaving a legacy, for more information, please call us on 020 3448 4724 or email Tina Somorin.

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