Help us create a better future
When Lord Brian Rix’s daughter was born with Down’s syndrome in 1951, doctors advised him to ‘put her away and forget her’.
Instead, he fought alongside Mencap for the next 60 years to improve the lives of people with a learning disability. Despite all he achieved, people with a learning disability still face fundamental challenges; including isolation, loneliness, hate crime and poorer healthcare.
But he proved we can all help change the future and with a gift in your Will to Mencap you can too.Download your guide
March is Free Wills Month!
We're taking part in Free Wills Month in March 2018.
This scheme works with UK charities, including Mencap, to offer those aged 55 and over the chance to have a simple Will written or updated by a solicitor for free.
Whilst there is no obligation to include a gift to Mencap in your Will, we very much hope you will kindly consider doing so to help change the future for people with a learning disability.
Visit freewillsmonth.org.uk from 1 March 2018 to find out moreFind out more
Free Wills Network
We are also part of the Free Wills Network.
If you're interested in having your Will written by a Solicitor in your area, free of charge, please complete our form to register your interest (as there is limited availability).
We will then get back to you within one week.
How your gift helps
Gifts in Wills fund over half of all our work at Mencap.
They allow us to be there for people with a learning disability and their families through every stage of their lives.
Without gifts in Wills, we simply couldn't offer as many people with a learning disability this vital support.Find out more
Download your free guide now
Download your free guide to leaving a gift in your Will to Mencap, and find out how your gift can create a better future for people with a learning disability.Download your guide
How to leave a gift in your Will
If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Mencap, we can help you do this.
You can also download our Will Planner, a document to help you plan for making your Will.Find out more
Do you have questions?
We know that leaving a gift in your Will is something you’ll want to think about very carefully.
If you have any questions or need any help, please don’t hesitate to call Natalie Joyce, Mencap’s Gifts in Wills Manager, in confidence on 0207 696 6915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.