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Please consider supporting ME or CFS causes in your will

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Tom Kindlon, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unfortunately it is a fact of life that everyone passes away eventually.

    It would be great if people with the illness considered supporting ME or CFS causes in your will.

    There are different sorts of charities and funds one can support e.g. research or non-research.

    Many of us can struggle to give much when we are alive, but some people can have assets when they pass away (including sometimes considerable assets e.g. a property).

    Those who were left behind would really appreciate any support you can give to us.



     
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  2. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    good thread @Tom Kindlon obviously for those who have children this may be more difficult but even small legacies from everyone with ME would add up over time.
    As someone who doesnt have a partner or children and now mid 50s I never bothered doing a will until a very good friend died and I helped her partner with the probate form.
    This made me realise I needed to make clear what would happen to my estate ( no its not Downton Abbey I have a small house)

    I put in a few thousand quid for an ME charity that does fund proper research. I wish it was a few 100k but my house isnt in Chelsea.
     
  4. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    If i leave MS my 2 cents will that help or hurt ME research? :D
     
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  5. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    MS=Multiple Sclerosis? Michael Sharpe?
     
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  6. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The latter
     
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  7. LightHurtsME

    LightHurtsME Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Don't - they would just twist it and claim it's a demonstration that "patients support what we are doing by contributing financially to our research".
    (call me cynical...)
     
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  8. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That makes sense but for only two cents he can't buy a reputation :rofl:
     
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