Remembering in your will
Perhaps you’ll consider providing for the Miscarriage Association in your will as Barbara did. Especially as we can advise you about a new free will-writing service (please see below).
“Recently, I reviewed my will. Not the most cheery of subjects, I grant you, and something that I’ve been putting off for several years, but I now have that glow of satisfaction that everything is in order.
I have chosen to remember The Miscarriage Association in my will, as a way of remembering my children who died before they were born. After all, in my will I’m remembering my children who were born and who I pray will be living when I die. So it seems logical to also remember the babies who were not born, and what better way than to contribute to the long-term future of The M.A.? Of course, I hope very much that it will be many years before The M.A. benefits from my generosity, but I’m sure that whenever it is, they will be able to put the money to good use.
If you are reviewing your will, perhaps you might also like to remember The M.A. as a way of showing that your miscarried babies have never been forgotten.”
Barbara Hepworth-Jones – Chair of Trustees
Free will-writing service
Thinking about making a will is something that lots of us put off, for all sorts of reasons. Amongst other things, we might assume that whatever we leave will automatically go to our partner and/or children – although that might not be so. Or we might feel that we don’t have much to leave anyway, so it’s not worth the bother.
We’re not here to persuade you otherwise. But we can tell you that if you are thinking about making or reviewing a will, we can offer an opportunity to do so free of charge. It won’t cost you anything – and it won’t cost us anything either.
We hope you’ll choose to make a gift to the Miscarriage Association, but there’s no obligation. And whatever you decide, we won’t know unless you choose to tell us.
Legal firm Last Cawthra Feather LLP has set up a website www.legal365.com where customers can create legal documents online. You select the service you want, answer a series of questions and that creates a personalised document. Once you’re happy with it, you complete it and print it off.
Most of their services are fee-paying. But they are now offering supporters of charities like ours the chance to make use of their will-writing services for free.
They aim to make the process as simple as possible, with sections relevant to individuals or couples, married or in civil partnerships or not, with or without children. But if you decide that you want the reassurance of a lawyer reviewing your will, they charge a fixed fee (£30) to cover their costs.
To make use of this service, you need to input the Miscarriage Association code at the checkout process. This will discount the Internet will service by 100%.
Miscfree is the promotional code which will provide completely free online Wills (referred to as DIY on LEGAL365.com).
Misc30 is the promotional code which reduces our legal fee to £30 should you wish to have your Will reviewed by a lawyer (referred to as Lawyer Review on LEGAL365.com).
Please keep these codes to yourselves. We appreciate that you might know lots of people who’d like a free will-making service, but this is a special offer for members and supporters of the Miscarriage Association. Please help us keep this service going, to benefit all of us.