Last year, the Stroke Association received £7.7 million from gifts kindly left to us in Wills, thanks in part to a substantial bequest from a very generous supporter.
150,000 people have a stroke every year in the UK. 50,000 will make a full recovery, 50,000 will be left with a severe disability and 50,000 will die. These figures remain shocking. Stroke is one of the greatest health challenges of our time but doesn't get the attention or funding it deserves - especially compared to cancer and heart disease. To continue to change the world for stroke survivors and prevent stroke, it's important to look ahead and plan how we're going to fund our crucial work. And that's where legacies come in.
Pledges help us to plan ahead
For every person who’s kind enough to let us know they wish to leave us a legacy, we're able to plan our future activities with added confidence. Of course, you can update your Will at any time and informing us of an intended gift is not legally binding. We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances and priorities can change.
Remembering a charity in your Will doesn’t cost you a penny during your lifetime and it won’t affect your standard of living. But it will make an enormous difference to the lives of people affected by stroke who follow in your footsteps.