Legacies

Wiltshire Sight almost entirely relies on the generosity of the general public
to fund our services. Leaving us a gift in your Will, however large or small, will help to provide a full range of support services to people who are registered blind and partially sighted. We are often a lifeline for individuals 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, don’t forget Wiltshire Sight.

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 or a percentage of your estate
A special gift e.g. an antique, a stamp collection, a property or shares

Who will benefit?

People who are registered blind or visually impaired in Wiltshire or Swindon benefit from your generosity and charitable donations from your Will are free from inheritance tax. You also have the chance to help a charity in which you believe. We do not provide financial or legal advice. If you wish to find a solicitor you can visit this website: www.lawsociety.org.uk You can also contact The Law Society as follows: Tel No 0870 606 2555.

How do I word my Will?

We recommend that you seek professional advice when drawing up your Will. Here are two types of clauses you could put in your Will so that Wiltshire Sight is able to benefit:

A RESIDUARY LEGACY 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 Wiltshire Sight, St Lucy’s Sight Centre, The Beeches, Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AT (Registered Charity No 1119462) the sum of £…….(or name of item) for its general purposes.’

A PECUNIARY LEGACY is a specific amount of money just as a SPECIFIC LEGACY is a specific non monetary item that has a value like an antique, a property or shares.

‘I give to Wiltshire Sight, St Lucy’s Sight Centre, The Beeches, Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AT (Registered Charity No 1119462) the sum of £…….(or name of item) for its general purposes.’

Is my Will safe and up to date?

CAF (Charities Aid Foundation). This is an organisation which can help you set up a personal legacy account to receive your bequest. You can find out more about this by visiting their website at www.cafonline.org/my-personal-giving/long-term-giving/legacies

Your bank or solicitor will store an original Will. Keep a copy in a safe place. If you need further legal advice please contact:
 
Farnfields Solicitors
 
Batt Broadbent Solicitors