Legacies

A Gift in your Will is a very generous way to support children and young people with little or no sight (and at no cost to you during your lifetime).It’s the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out after you’re gone, and people like you make an absolutely invaluable contribution to the future of our charity.

Different types of gift

There are three main ways to leave money to charity in your Will:

A gift of money

Many people find this the easiest and most convenient way of making a gift. You can choose to link the value of your gift to the cost of living and this protects it from being devalued by inflation.

A share of your estate

This is the most valuable gift, as its value is not affected by inflation. For example, your estate usually includes such things as property, vehicles, household items and other possessions.

A specific item

You can also decide who receives specific items of your property. For example this might be your car or a piece of furniture, or even jewellery or stocks and shares. Your solicitor will explain to you the merits of each type of gift and help you make a decision.

Preparing to make a Will

Using this downloadable checklist will help you assess the value of your estate, and could save you time and money with your solicitor or legal adviser.

Will checklist (WESC Foundation)

What if you already have a Will?

If you would like to amend your existing Will to include a gift to WESC Foundation then you can use a Codicil form. This will help save you and your solicitor time and effort.

Codicil form (WESC Foundation)

Will making guide – A gift of a brighter future

Please email the Fundraising team and we will send you a copy of our Will making guide “A gift of a brighter future”. We hope that it will be useful if you thinking about leaving money to WESC Foundation.

People like you make an enormous difference to our work with children and young adults who have visual impairments and complex needs.

Request a copy of our Will making guide