With your legacy gift we can do so much more
A Will is, above all, about looking after those you love. But it can also be a wonderful way to make a lasting difference to the lives of people with macular disease.
Provide essential support
1 in 3 callers to our Helpline get the advice and support they need thanks to a legacy gift. Kristy Garton was 37 when she was diagnosed with macular disease. She was anxious about how to cope on her return to work.
“I felt lost and scared, but the Society gave me information and made me feel I had someone in my corner. I couldn’t have gone back to work without speaking to the Macular Society. They provide a fantastic service. There is always someone there and they don’t treat you like a patient. It is a lifeline at the moment.” Kristy, Helpline caller.
More people than ever before are facing the daily challenges of life with macular disease. By 2050 an estimated 1.3 million of us will be living with the gradual or sudden sight loss it causes. Despite exciting progress being made in research, there is still no cure.
Find a cure
1 in 5 of our research projects is funded by gifts in Wills. We are determined to make macular disease a condition of the past.
“The Society’s long term commitment to funding cutting edge research is vital. Their projects are improving our understanding of macular degeneration and moving us ever closer to that all-important cure.” Professor Paul Bishop, Manchester University
A gift in your Will would give reassurance and advice to people coming to terms with macular disease. It could also help fund vital research to stop the disease progressing into irreversible sight loss, or to prevent children developing inherited macular conditions. What better gift to leave for future generations?
How to include a gift in your Will
Whether you’re updating your existing Will or making a new one, it's really simple to do:
1. Request an information pack (available in large print or audio CD)
We recommend that you use a professional advisor to make sure your wishes are fully understood. You can find a local solicitor through the Law Society, Law Society of Scotland, Law Society of Northern Ireland or Solicitors For The Elderly.
See how one family used a legacy gift to help people with macular disease.
Please get in touch if you’d like some help. We’d love to hear from you.
- Julie Edwards 01264 321 965, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Caroline Bowyer 01264 321 988, email@example.com