Remember A Charity Week takes place from September 11-17, raising awareness of the importance of leaving a gift to charities in your will.
We know this is a sensitive and a very personal topic, but gifts left in wills - known as legacies - have made an enormous difference to NASS. In recent years, legacies have doubled our income, helping us to improve our services, launch new projects, and fund vital research into better treatments for AS.
Around 30 million people in Britain do not have a will – that's about 70% of the population. Although you do not have to make a will by law, it is the best way to make sure your estate is passed on to family, friends and the causes you care about exactly as you wish. If you don’t have a will, your assets may be distributed according to the law rather than your wishes.
We are extremely grateful that some of our members have let us know of plans to include a gift to NASS in their will. Some would like their gift used in a specific way, such as on improving our services for people living with AS. One of our members is supporting their local branch with a gift of £1,000 each year for five years. No matter how big or small, every gift makes a huge difference.