Leave a gift in your Will to Arthritis Action and inspire a legacy of hope for those living with arthritis.
Many people associate arthritis with older age, thinking it’s the normal wear and tear of life. We know anyone can be affected and with your help we want to give everyone the best tools to manage their condition and live their lives to the full. The gifts you leave in your Will allow us to support and share our self-management approach with more people across the UK.
How you can help: Consider our Free Will-writing service, or request your free information pack below and find out below about the difference your Will can make.
You can write a simple Will online with support from Farewill. To redeem your free online Will, just click here and enter the voucher code arthritis-legacy2020 at the checkout.
Why I support gifts in Wills
I saw both my parents severely affected by arthritis. My Dad had to take early retirement as the pain got worse and at 55 years of age, he had to leave the job he’d enjoyed for most of his life. My Mum undertook two knee replacement surgeries, two wrist operations and shoulder resurfacing due to her arthritis.
My parents were married for 66 years before my Dad passed away, two years before my Mum, who died at the start of Lockdown. They both wanted to help others living with arthritis with a gift in their Will.
My Mum, known as ‘Peggy’ to her friends, was Dad’s primary carer. She continued to live in Sunderland in their assisted-living flat but we did manage to get her out and about more than before. One of our happiest memories was her visit to our new home in Wales, to see her only Great Grandson, Charlie. I was so proud of her, as the train journey from North East England to South Wales is not an easy one!
It has been a really hard time. Nothing prepares you for the loss of your parents. This pandemic has made things even more difficult. I was pleased to be able to carry out their wishes and support Arthritis Action with a gift from their bequest. I know it will go towards helping people like my parents, live their lives to the full.
Peggy Gray’s Story, by Liz Pearce
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