However, many of our supporters don’t know that they can help us in this way, which is why we are joining up with charities across the UK to take part in Remember a Charity Week from 11-17 September. Remember a Charity Week gives people an opportunity to consider whether, once they have taken care of family and friends, they also want to leave a gift to support a cause that’s important to them.
This year, the Remember a Charity roadshow will visit five UK cities, showcasing the impact legacy giving can have and asking the public to have their say on the world they want to pass on. The roadshow kicks off in London on 11 September, travelling to Bournemouth, Norwich, Liverpool and then Edinburgh on 15 September.
If you can’t make it along to the roadshow you can record your vision for future generations and share it on social media, along with a song you'd like to pass on, using #HaveYourSay. You can also tune in to Last Pirate FM on DAB radio to hear the sound of the 60s exclusively during Remember a Charity Week.
Our supporters tell us how they want to help future generations:
“I am leaving a gift in my will because I would like no one to have to endure MS in the future. But til that day, they need to have all the information, support and encouragement available, to help them enjoy their life. My chosen song is 'Stay With Me Till Dawn' by Judie Tzuke." David B, Cheshire
“I decided to leave a gift to the MS Trust in my will so that others can take advantage of their positivity and knowledge of MS; bringing balance and calmness to an often difficult time in people’s lives after diagnosis. I know many people are leaving Youtube clips of favourite songs, but that’s really not me! Books on the other hand… One of my favourite books for its quirkiness is 'The Strange Story of False Teeth' by John Woodeforde." Johanna B, County Durham
"I am leaving a gift in my will to the MS Trust so that people with MS will always have a point of contact, and never feel alone with their MS. I would also like to share one of my favourite inspirational songs, originally by Bill Withers in 1972, 'Lean on me' sung by the New Directions from the TV show Glee." Vix E, Warwickshire
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to share your vision for the future and to request information about how to leave a gift in your will. And don't forget to tell us about a song you'd like to pass on too.