Making a will - a supporter's story
If you decide to leave Mind a gift in your Will, it's really helpful if you tell us about your plans. We hope that you will have many healthy, happy years between making your Will and your legacy bequest, but knowing about your intentions helps us to plan.
We asked one of our supporters to tell us what inspired him to support us with a legacy bequest. He explained why he feels so passionate about this and the reason he thinks others should plan in advance too.
My own interest in Mind probably started some 40 years ago when I was involved in the establishment of a local Mind association. Attitudes and understanding have improved a lot over the years, but there is still so much to be done. That's why I am happy to know that when I die Mind will receive a percentage of my estate.
Whilst your primary concern when making a Will, will understandably be taking care of your family, you could consider putting a percentage (however small) for your chosen charity. When I was younger I didn't like to consider my own mortality. I know I'm not alone. Each year large numbers of people die without making a Will. This means that they are excluded from making one of the biggest financial decisions of their life.
Brian Lay, Mind supporter
With 44% of all Mind's income originating from legacy gifts, we rely on thoughtful people like Brian and many others like him who want their personal legacy to live on in Mind's work towards a more mentally healthy society.
Find out more about leaving a legacy.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to econtact our Legacy Giving team on 020 8215 2331 or email. We will be very happy to hear from you.