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Nick's story

Why include us in your Will

Everyone relies on their sight. I could cope with losing my sense of smell, taste, even my hearing – but eyesight is everything. I was devastated when I was diagnosed with macular disease. My mother has age-related macular degeneration so I have the seen the deterioration in her over the last 20 years – I have seen her life change dramatically and how she has suffered. My two hobbies are watching football and buying and selling antiques. I was so worried about losing my enjoyment of those things, as I’ve seen how much Mum has lost.

Your questions answered

Why include us in your Will

“How does UK research compare to research going on elsewhere; in Japan, China or the US - for example?”

Although we may not fund as much research as other countries, the quality of our research is unbeatable. Some of the most significant research projects on macular disease are happening right here in the UK. An example of that would be the clinical trial being run by Professor Andrew Lotery from University of Southampton, which is using eye scans of people with early AMD to learn more about the progression of the disease to late AMD and sight loss. Researchers have said this is the most important trial in AMD anywhere in the world. There’s lots of research going on in China, Japan and the US, all of whom have big problems with macular disease, but the work in the UK compares favourably with those countries and is regarded as world-leading.

Daphne's story

Why include us in your Will

“I hope my gift will help with research. It’s so important. Macular disease can happen to anyone.”

 

How to leave a gift in your Will

Leave a gift in your Will

A Will is about putting your family first, that’s only natural. But if, after taking care of your loved ones, you wish to remember the Macular Society too, you’ll be making a remarkable difference to the lives of future generations.

Wording for a gift in your Will

How to leave a gift in your Will

Thank you so much for thinking of including the Macular Society in your Will. Your gift will help increase our investment in ground-breaking research into macular disease and ensure no one has to face this devastating condition alone.

Things to consider when making or updating your Will

How to leave a gift in your Will

An up-to-date Will gives you peace of mind long into the future, knowing you’ve looked after your loved ones and the causes you care about. We always recommend you use a qualified professional adviser, such as a solicitor, to make sure your Will has the outcome you want. These notes may help you decide what’s best for you.

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We always recommend you use a solicitor to make your Will, to ensure that your final wishes are carried out just as you’d have wanted.

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