Gift in Will stories
The stories behind the gifts
We are continually overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters and their thoughtfulness for helping others, even after they’re not around to witness it themselves.
Some people choose to remember the Stroke Foundation in their final wishes because stroke has affected their own lives or the lives of people they love.
Some people include a gift in their Will because they have witnessed and heard from friends and family about the hurt, pain and suffering that stroke causes in others.
That’s the reason President of the Stroke Foundation, Professor James Angus has left a gift in his Will. When James was just a child, his grandfather had a massive haemorrhagic stroke (caused by a bleed in the brain) and spent the last five years of his life in hospital. During this time, James and his brothers witnessed first-hand just how devastating a stroke can be for families. Although he understands that treatment for stroke has come a long way since his grandfather’s day, he knows that much work is still needed.
James believes in the importance of giving back to the community and recently he and his wife Helen decided to renew their Wills after the arrival of their tenth grandchild. Their priority was to ensure that their family was provided for in the future and James was also determined to give something back to the various schools and institutions that had helped him through his career.
Many supporters choose to include a gift in their Will to commemorate and remember a loved one that they’ve lost to stroke. These special bequest gifts are a great way to pay tribute to the memory of someone and make a big difference to people in the future.
You can read more about some of our wonderful supporters who included a bequest gift to the Stroke Foundation in their Wills. Each and every one of them has made a real difference to the fight against stroke.