British Polio does not receive any government funding and Legacies are crucial to our work. More than two thirds of our work is funded by Legacies. By people leaving us a gift in their Wills they help to ensure that we can continue to provide welfare and support services, information literature as well as essential welfare and heating grants to our members, helping them to manage their condition and have a better quality of life.
It is only with support like gifts in Wills that we will be able to ensure this vital support continues into the future and helps us meet the increasing and changing needs of people living with the debilitating effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).
After you have provided for your family and friends in your Will, perhaps you will consider leaving a gift to The British Polio Fellowship. There are financial benefits of leaving a gift in your Will. Legacies are generally exempt from inheritance tax, so a gift in your Will to The British Polio Fellowship could be tax free for us and in some circumstances could reduce the amount of inheritance tax your loved ones are liable for. If you would like more information on this, please visit the HMRC website.
There are a number of options when it comes to making your Will, but we always recommend consulting a professional. You can find a solicitor in your area through the Law Society. Alternatively, you could contact The Institute of Professional Will Writers.
For more information on leaving us a Legacy you can download our Will Planning Information Pack.
Alternatively you can contact Marianne Gkikas on Freephone: 0800 018 0586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain further information.