Making a Bequest
Would you be prepared to make a contribution to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis?
“I am sorry to have to tell you that you have multiple sclerosis.”
Those words are heard coming from the lips of doctors across Australia and the world every day. There are over 2.5 million people world-wide living with multiple sclerosis.
Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is usually a frightening and devastating experience which threatens to disrupt people’s lives in very unpredictable ways. Diagnosis of MS can invoke a range of feelings which may include disbelief, resentment, fear, anger, panic, depression, grief, a sense of loss. It is a fact of life that enormous pressures bear down on people with disabilities and their families.
When writing your Will would you please give consideration to making a Bequest to the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation. Your generosity and caring will contribute greatly to the pursuit of a cure or preventive strategy for multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is a devastating disease because people live with its unpredictable physical and emotional effects for the rest of their lives. Please help us find a cure to save the suffering this disease inflicts on people.
Thank you for considering making a bequest in support of the Foundation. We do appreciate your interest in the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation.
A very high percentage of Australians die without leaving a Will which invariably causes distress and confusion to those they leave behind. It is therefore important to leave a valid and up-to-date Will.
Have you, your loved ones or any of your friends been touched by multiple sclerosis?
The Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation would be very grateful for any consideration made by way of a bequest to the Foundation, which has the specific aim of finding a cure or preventive strategy for multiple sclerosis.
Any legacy or gift you leave will most definitely ‘make a difference’ because the Foundation is staffed by volunteers and every dollar raised by the Foundation is placed into research.
The importance of making a Will
The only way to ensure your wishes will be carried out after you pass away is to detail your wishes in a legal Will.
You may have made promises during your lifetime which cannot be carried out because they may not be enforceable by law.
If a person dies without leaving a Will, it is the family who usually suffers. Independent legal advice is essential to ensure the validity of a Will and any bequests.
Leaving a bequest or legacy to charity is a personal decision and often occurs because the work of a charitable organisation has had an impact on a person’s life or the life of their loved ones.
The generosity of people in making a bequest to the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation will greatly benefit research funded by the Foundation.
Those whose lives have been touched by this insidious disease and others who recognise and applaud the significant contribution made by the Foundation in the pursuit of a cure for multiple sclerosis may wish to consider leaving a legacy to the Foundation in their Wills.