Leave a legacy

Legacy gifts

By considering a gift in your Will for BlindAid, you will be ensuring emotional and practical support for future generations of blind and visually impaired Londoners. Your generosity will live on – thank you!

Your gift could provide essential support to end the isolation brought on by living with visual impairment, enabling people to transform their lives and claim their independence back for good.

Including a gift in your Will is easy and straightforward. Your adviser can agree the words and type of gift which suits your circumstances.

How do legacy gifts work?

Supporters leave legacy gifts in a variety of ways.

  • Any sum of money which suits individual circumstances
  • Specifying a percentage of your estate’s worth – formally called a ‘residuary gift.’ This can be 1% to 100% of your “estate.” Again, whatever suits your own circumstances

Even if you have an existing Will, it would be easy to update it with a gift to BlindAid.

 

Simple and quick

Below is the basic information needed for your solicitor or person drafting your Will:

Blindaid
Lantern House
102 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UB
Registered Charity number: 262119

Phone your adviser and it can happen in minutes. If you do not have a solicitor, please contact Clarissa on Cferguson@blindaid.org.uk or phone on 020 7403 6184 and she can provide you with a list of your local solicitors who regularly draft Wills. We are not allowed to recommend a particular solicitor, or to give legal advice but if you want to discuss your gift you are very welcome to contact Clarissa.

Tax savings – an added benefit

Inheritance law is complicated, but you can significantly reduce the amount payable with charity donations. It is likely that for every £1000 you leave us, your estate could save £400 inheritance tax. (However, please seek professional advice.)

Our promise to supporters

We fully recognise this is a private gift and that your circumstances might change in the future.
To reassure you that we value highly the private method of this way of supporting our work we have developed the following promises:

  • We will not put pressure on you to give a gift in your Will – it is your decision.
  • We will never ask you the size or type of gift if you decide to support our work this way.
  • We absolutely recognise your loved ones come first in your Will.
  • You never have to tell us your intentions – we respect your right to privacy.
  • We fully understand that personal circumstances change and there might be a time when you must take BlindAid out of your Will.
  • We promise to use your gift wisely.
  • If you want your gift used in a special way, we will honour your wish.

Telling us about your gift enables us to show our appreciation, which we love to do.