A gift to Marie Curie will bring comfort to hundreds of families at the toughest of times: when someone they love is dying. Leaving a gift in your Will means they’ll get a helping hand and the reassurance of a friendly face at an incredibly difficult time. Your legacy can help to provide vital care and support, when it’s needed most.
Your greatest gift
Your Will tells the people you leave behind, about the person you are. It’s about the people you love and the things you care about. Your Will helps pass on your principles and the values that matter to you.
We all have financial commitments, which means we can’t always do as much as we’d like to help other people. A gift left in your Will is an opportunity to give more than you might ever have been able to give in your lifetime, providing comfort, care and compassion for people long into the future.
Bringing comfort in the final hours
“Human contact – someone gently holding your hand, or a calming voice offering reassurance – that’s what most of us need at the end of our lives. Just the knowledge that we’re not alone can bring such comfort in those final hours. I visit people living with a terminal illness at home, to care for them through the night. It means they can savour home comforts and it gives exhausted families the chance to get respite, so they can make the most of the precious time they have together in the day.”Nurse Jacqueline Nyabenda
Gifts in Wills also help us care for people who have nobody beside them. At the height of the pandemic, Marie Curie Nurses are often the only human contact that some people had – they could provide medication, pain relief and compassion.
Your legacy, with love
Unfortunately, one in four people don’t get the care we all deserve at the end of life, or the choice about where they would like to spend their final days.
With an ageing population in the UK, the demand for Marie Curie care is growing. Gifts in Wills ensure Marie Curie Nurses can be there to provide one-to-one specialist care to someone living with a terminal illness and support for their loved ones, far into the future.
“By including a gift in your Will to Marie Curie, of even one percent of your estate, you can help us be there for more people in the future, leaving a legacy of love and compassion. That’s a wonderful gift to leave behind.”Nurse Jacqueline Nyabenda
What can I do next?
If you’re thinking of making or updating a Will, we can help. You’ll find plenty of tips and advice on Marie Curie’s website, including a useful free guide.
“My late wife, Pam, was cared for by a Marie Curie Nurse, and that support meant so much to us. I wanted to give something back. I know Pam would be happy to know that we’re helping other families make the most of their time left together.”
Ian Fletcher, Marie Curie Supporter
Find out more
Visit the Marie Curie website to find out more about how to leave a gift in your Will and download your free guide at mariecurie.org.uk/giftinwill.
Alternatively, call 0800 144 5740 or search ‘Marie Curie Gifts in Wills’ online.
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