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Painting of Emma Holt Emma Holt donated Sudley House to the city of Liverpool. This painting of her is by Percy Bigland

If you are 55 or over you can get a will written for free this March.  Alison Crawford, our Legacy Fundraising Officer explains all about Free Wills Month and why leaving a gift to National Museums Liverpool in your will can make a real difference.

"Every March and October, the Free Wills Month campaign runs to encourage those who have yet to make a will or would like to make amendments to an existing will, to get in touch with an associated solicitor, and take advantage of a free will writing service. This campaign is open to members of the public aged 55 and over, and full details can be found via their website: www.freewillsmonth.org.uk

Thinking of the future and what we would like to leave as our legacy, is something that many of us don’t want to often consider. However, if the time is taken now to choose how you can make a difference by leaving a gift in your will, then you can rest assured, knowing that your wishes will be carried out and that your chosen charity will benefit from your kindness.

Paintings conservator at work in the studio Kathryn is passionate about the conservation of art and has left a gift in her will to National Museums Liverpool. Here she watches our paintings conservator, David hard at work.

National Museums Liverpool has evolved in part through the generosity of others, for eg; the donation of Sudley House to the city of Liverpool by Emma Holt, to the stunning collections of Mrs Tinne’s Wardrobe.  In recent months, the Walker Art Gallery has received an extremely generous gift, and I am often humbled by the philanthropy of those who have chosen to support us.

Leaving a gift in your will is an incredibly personal decision, and National Museums Liverpool is very grateful to those who have decided to consider us in their future plans. To those who are may be a little undecided on how their gift can really make a difference, consider this:

However big or small, leaving us a legacy really can make a difference, so as the Legacy Fundraising Officer for National Museums Liverpool, I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for thinking of us."

Find out more about how to leave a legacy to National Museums Liverpool here or if you would prefer to speak to Alison, please call her directly on 0151 478 4995.