If you’re looking at making a lasting difference to the lives of families affected by an incurable mitochondrial diagnosis, then remembering The Charlie Gard Foundation in your Will is one beautiful way to do so.
Many people understand the importance of a Will, but it usually takes a life-changing event to encourage people to finally sit down and write one. When you do decide to complete your own, please do keep the foundation in mind.
How do I make a Will?
You can write a Will yourself, or use a solicitor. There are various websites that can help you with free advice if you decide to write your own, such as www.thewillsite.co.uk. And if you wish so seek a personal experience with a solicitor, then there are websites such as www.nationalfreewills.net. Writing a Will shouldn’t be complicated, or expensive, but it is advisable to consult with a solicitor to ensure that your Will is legally binding.
Why should you support The Charlie Gard Foundation with a Gift in your Will?
Children, and adults, living with a mitochondrial illness means their life is limited from the moment they receive their diagnosis. Helping people make the most of their precious moments together is a fundamental principle of our foundation, and by leaving us a gift in your Will you’ll be helping us to secure our financial footing that will allow us to deliver those precious moments to families at their darkest hour.
Your gift will enable the foundation to develop and support our research projects and charitable objects so that no family affected by a mitochondrial diagnosis will be left without the information and assistance they deserve.
Whether you choose to leave a small amount, or a significant amount, any donation is very much appreciated and will be used to enhance the lives of mito sufferers and their families.
Can I change my existing Will?
Yes, you can, but you would require a codicil, which is an additional document that authorises an amendment to your current Will. If you would like to amend your Will to include a gift to The Charlie Gard Foundation, then please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you out the relevant form to accompany your Will.