Making a will ensures your property, possessions and investments go to the people and causes you care about.

Family and friends come first. But once you have looked after your loved ones, leaving a gift in your will to Dementia Carers Count can help us be there for people who need us.

Any gift, no matter the amount, can make a significant difference to the lives of people caring for friends or family with dementia and will mean we can continue to run our courses free of charge.

As the number of people living with dementia grows so will the number of people caring for them – your gift can help ensure they can access our services when they need them most.

Writing a will

Your will is an important document and we recommend you seek legal advice from a solicitor for drafting your will. They will be able to give you all the advice you need about Inheritance Tax, the types of gifts you can leave as well as how you can leave a gift to charities such as Dementia Carers Count.

If you would like to include a gift in your will to Dementia Carers Count, please ask your solicitor to use our full name and details to ensure your gift reaches us. Our details are:

Charity Name: Dementia Carers Count (working name of the Royal Surgical Aid Society)

Charity Number: Charity registered in England No. 216613

Registered address: 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

For more information, please contact our team on fundraising@dementiacarers.org.uk or call 020 3096 7894

A gift in your will can help people like Mah

Your gift can help people like Mah access services like our free courses. Mah helped care for her mum with Alzheimer’s and went on one of our courses when she felt she wasn’t coping as well as she had done in the past.

On the impact the course had, she says ‘before I went on the Dementia Carers Count course I was tired and exhausted all the time. I began to have panic attacks – these disappeared after I did the course!’ I can honestly say it absolutely changed my life… Its given me strength to do all the things I need to do.’

A gift in your will could help more people like Mah attend our expert led courses and develop resilience to help them care for themselves as well as their loved one with dementia.