Thinking about one’s own death is a subject that no one likes to consider. Life expectancy and making the most of your time becomes very important when you are diagnosed with a rare disease which has:
- no known cause
- no cure
- no treatment
Leaving a gift to PSC Support in your Will can make a difference to those affected by PSC in the future as we continue to work towards our vision of a world where PSC is cured.
Your generosity will leave a lasting legacy that will help PSC Support continue our work providing information, emotional and practical support and funding high quality research that may one day lead to a cure or effective treatment for PSC. Your generosity may one day ensure that families no longer have to face the suffering, trauma and devastation of living with this rare, incurable disease.
Making a Will
Making a will ensures that your wishes are carried out after you have gone; a will ensures that your family know exactly what you want.
After planning for your family and loved ones, you may choose to make a gift to a charity that has been important to you, allowing the charity to continue its valuable work. We hope that PSC Support made a difference to your life and you will want to acknowledge that.
In order to arrange this, you should speak to a solicitor. Solicitors can be found by personal recommendation from a trusted friend or through the following organisations:
- England and Wales: www.lawsociety.org.uk
- Scotland: www.lawscot.org.uk
- Northern Ireland: www.lawsoc-ni.org
You must state clearly in your will that you would like to leave a gift to PSC Support, including the Registered Charity No.1115615. This could be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.
If you already have a will it is not necessary to make a new one. A codicil can be added. A codicil is a way to make simple additions or amendments to an existing will.
You must state clearly in the codicil that you would like to leave a gift to PSC Support, including the Registered Charity No.1175427. This could be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.
The codicil should be made through your solicitor and kept with your existing will.
Leaving a gift in your Will is a way of showing that you believe in the efforts being made by PSC Support to support those affected by PSC. There are no paid staff at PSC Support; everybody volunteers their time freely to help others affected by PSC and so that every penny of your donation is put to good use. Our vision is to live in a world where there is a cure for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
Legacy giving is a private matter and you do not need to tell us about your intentions. However, if you would like to speak to someone in confidence about this matter please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are not authorised to give legal or financial advice. We would like to ensure that you have all the information you need to make decisions which are appropriate for you.