Leaving a gift in your Will to Wellbeing of Women is a powerful way of making a positive impact for thousands of women, babies and their families and a means of continuing your support of a cause that you care about long into the future.
Without your help, we simply couldn’t afford to fund the brilliant doctors, scientists and midwives whose research is so crucial to find the next major breakthrough in reproductive medicine and childbirth.
How your gift can help
By leaving a gift in your Will to Wellbeing of Women, no matter how large or small, you can help make a real difference to improving the health of women and their families, now and for future generations.
Gifts in Wills, or legacies as they are also known, are vital to ensure Wellbeing of Women can plan ahead and continue to fund cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research to improve the health of women and their babies. By leaving a gift in your Will, together we can meet this urgent need and make a real difference to countless women and their families. Below are just some of the sobering statistics that your legacy can help to improve:
“There will be no woman alive today who has not in one way or another benefitted from research funded by Wellbeing of Women. Yet funding for research in this specific area of women’s healthcare lags sadly behind that of many other areas of health. Biologically, every man has at least one woman in his life, be it mother, partner or daughter – and the health of nations all across the world depends on the health of women.”
Our Honorary President Sir Marcus Setchell, Former Surgeon-Gynaecologist to HM The Queen for 25 years and the man who delivered Prince George
21,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year in the UK
21 women will lose their battle with a gynaecological cancer today
1 million babies and children globally under 5 die every year from being born too early
11 babies are stillborn every day
1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage
1 in 7 couples are affected by infertility
1 in 10 women suffer the agony of endometriosis, but no new treatments have been developed in 40 years.
As a charity recognised by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), you can be sure that your legacy will be put towards world-class, peer-reviewed research into the underfunded area of women’s reproductive health and childbirth.
Every gift we receive is incredibly special as it represents the wishes of a supporter who cared passionately about the power of medical research to save the lives of women and their babies.
Writing your Will
A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It ensures that your possessions and estate are divided between your loved ones in accordance with your wishes. Without a Will, key decisions on dividing your estate (including any property, investments or debts) could be decided for you by the legal system.
It is important to consult a legal professional when planning to draw up your will, either by contacting your local solicitor or by speaking to the Law Society.
THE GOODWILL PARTNERSHIP:
A best-practice home-visit Will writing service for just £98 + VAT.
As part of our ongoing commitment to our supporters, we have partnered with The Goodwill Partnership in order to offer you a free home-visit at a time that suits you best. One of their trained professionals will visit you at home and take the instructions for your Will, before passing them on to one of TGP’s panel solicitors who will draft and provide the Will back to you.
To find out more or to book your free home-visit appointment, please either:
- Call 0844 669 6148 and quote “Wellbeing of Women”
- Visit The Goodwill Partnership Website
- Complete the Arrange an Appointment form online.
Keep your Will somewhere safe
Your solicitor will often look after it for you, but you may wish to retain your own copy too. Tell a relative or close friend where the original copy of your Will is stored.
Please notify us of your intentions
If you have already arranged to leave a legacy to Wellbeing of Women in your Will, we would be grateful if you could notify us of this. Please contact our Legacy team here.