Leave a gift in your Will
Your Will can change people’s everyday lives
Leaving a gift in your Will can change the everyday lives of those with arthritis and the lives of their families too.
Arthritis affects 10 million people in the UK – it's the biggest cause of pain and it destroys people’s lives.
For Mrs Myrtle Middleton, it’s meant a lifetime of caring for her mother, who had arthritis. Then she developed the disease herself. For Pam, it’s meant six decades of fighting arthritis to live a fulfilled life.
However, research breakthroughs are transforming lives. For Lily, who’s just turned nine, it means she can walk unaided and can enjoy swimming and gymnastics. For Victor, who struggled through school on crutches, life is now pain-free and he’s thriving at university.
Mrs Middleton and Pam understand all too well the devastating impact the pain of arthritis can have on someone’s life. They also realise that every gift, big or small, really helps. That’s why they're all using their Wills to support our research. Read Mrs Middleton's and Pam's stories to find out more about why they're supporting us.
Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift in your Will. We believe leaving a gift in your Will is an important decision, but that doesn't mean it should be difficult to do. Our information should help guide you through this process.
Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.
Having a Will isn’t a legal requirement, but it’s the only way to make sure that your estate is passed on to the people and charities that you want it to go to.
Leaving a gift in your Will is easy and we will support you every step of the way. Our step-by-step guide will help you when you're thinking about making a Will.
There are three ways in which your gift, big or small, could make a huge difference to future generations. You could choose to leave a residuary, pecuniary or specific gift.
If you're adding a charity into your Will, here are some examples of wording you could use for different types of gift.
If you'd like to update your Will to include a gift to Arthritis Research UK, you can use a codicil. This allows you to make changes and additions to your existing Will without writing a new one.
Arthritis Research UK’s gifts in Wills team is always ready to answer your questions about including a gift to the charity in your Will. We answer some of the more common enquiries below.
If you have a query about including a gift in your will to Arthritis Research, please contact our legacy advisor Theresa Stanworth on email@example.com