West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind

Legacies - Where there's a will...

We rely heavily on the generosity of local people to fund our core services. Leaving the Association a gift in your Will, however large or small, will help ensure that we continue to provide essential support services to people who are registered blind and partially sighted. We provide a lifeline for local people coming to terms with losing their sight. By remembering us in your Will you can ensure that this essential help continues into the future. So once you've remembered the people you care about, please remember us the, West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind.

Types of gifts

Here are examples of different kinds of gifts you can make in your Will:

  • The remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones
  • An amount of money specified in your Will e.g. £1,000
  • A special gift e.g. an antique, a stamp collection, or even property or shares

Who will benefit?

Local people who are registered blind or visually impaired and living in West Suffolk will benefit from your generosity. Helping a local charity in which you believe can be very important and because legacy bequests to charities are free of inheritance tax, it can mean so much more.

Do I have to make a new Will?

If you have an existing Will it may well be possible to simply amend it under a ‘codicil’ but take your solicitor’s advice.

If you do not have an existing will it’s a good idea to make one and essential if you wish to make a charitable donation from your estate. The Association does not give financial or legal advice. If you wish to find a solicitor to make a new will you can visit this website: www.lawsociety.org.uk
You can also contact The Law Society as follows: Telelphone Number 0870 606 2555.

How do I word my Will?

We recommend that you seek professional advice when drawing up your Will but here are two types of clauses you could put in your Will for the ultimate benefit of blind and partially sighted people in our region.

  • A RESIDUARY LEGACY – this is the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones.

    'I give all (or …..% of) the residue of my estate to the West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind whose registered address for the time being is Disability Resource Centre, 4 Bunting Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7BX (Registered Charity No 209161) for its general purposes.'

  • A SPECIFIC LEGACY - this is either money or an asset of value like an antique, stocks and shares or even property.

    'I give to the West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind whose registered address for the time being is Disability Resource Centre, 4 Bunting Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7BX (Registered Charity No 209161) the sum of £…….(or name of specific asset) for its general purposes.'

Can I talk to someone first?

If you are not sure, or would like to talk to someone from the Association about leaving a bequest to the charity do please contact us on 01284 748800. We will provide you with information about the organisation and answer any questions you may have.

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