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Leave a Lasting Legacy

When you've taken care of your family and friends, will you consider helping the families of seriously ill children across the UK?

Many people in the UK give generously to charities throughout their lifetime. However, a legacy is often the largest gift an individual ever donates to a charity. At the moment, only 6 out of every 100 people leave a gift to charity in their will but it's often the big-name national charities that benefit most from legacy gifts. 

SOFT UK is the only UK-wide registered charity dedicated to offering information and support to any family affected by Edwards' syndrome, Patau's syndrome or a related disorder. As we are a small charity, we're hugely grateful for those SOFT supporters who choose to think of us in their will.

By leaving a legacy in your will to SOFT UK, you can help us to give some hope to future generations of families affected by Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13. 

Your local solicitor or will writer will be able to advise you on the best way to make a new will or amend an existing one. It's a straightforward process but a will is a legal document and mistakes can be expensive to sort out for the loved ones you leave behind.

Remember a Charity has more information on how you can leave a lasting gift. They also have a network of solicitors and will writers who will be able to assist - you can search online for your nearest one.

* Free Wills Month takes place every March and October. You must be 55 years old or older to take up one of the free appointments - and places fill up fast! If you've missed out you can register your interest online for the next event.

* Money Saving Expert has an excellent summary of ways to make a will that are free or cheaper than standard.