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Yvonne Wren

Suzanne Jones

“I was diagnosed with antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome after I had a pulmonary embolism in 2006. I've struggled with ill health and fatigue over the years, but the help and support I have received from APS Support UK has greatly improved my quality of life. When I'm gone I want to help the charity continue with its wonderful work.”

Leave a gift in your will

Legacies can be the single most valuable gift you ever give someone, and could save you up to 40% in inheritance tax. After you have provided for your loved ones, why not make an impact on future generations and leave a portion of your estate or gift to APS Support UK?

Everyone should make a will. It’s the only way to make sure your money and possessions go to the people you want to have them. Even if you have already made a will you can always change or add to it by making a codicil.

As a small charity each and every donation is important to us so legacies do not need to be large and you don't have to be wealthy to leave a worthwhile gift. By leaving us just 1% of your estate or single gift, you will be ensuring that we can continue with our work to achieve earlier diagnosis, improve the lives of people with APS and help find a cure for in the future. We would much rather you left something to us, rather than to the government!

Making a will

Making a will is relatively easy and inexpensive, costing usually between £100-£150. You can make your own will and packs to help you do this are available from stationery shops; however, except in the simplest cases, it is general advisable to use a solicitor who will go through all the details with you, to make sure there are no problems when your will comes into effect. We have created a step-by-step will planner so you are organized before you see your solicitor as it can save you time at the appointment.

Types of legacy

If you do decide you would like to leave a gift to APS Support UK, there are a number of ways you can do so, and we have provided some sample clauses and wording for your will that you might find helpful. Remember it is always possible to revoke your will if your circumstances change.

Your legacy will make a difference

Leaving a legacy will cost you nothing today, it can take just minutes to arrange and yet it’s an act of kindness for which you will always be remembered. We promise that your legacy will be spent wisely and make a genuine difference to the people we help. So, if you can, help the work live on and remember us in your will - your gift can make sure that APS Support UK is here, not just for us today, but for the future.

Types of legacy

There are different ways to leave a gift in your will from a single gift to a small percentage of your estate.

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