Legacies are our single most important source of funding and without them we could not survive. We rely on the kind generosity of a few people to keep us helping blind and partially sighted people in Dorset.
Legacies are tax efficient as they are exempt from Inheritance Tax and could bring the estate below the Inheritance Tax threshold.
The most common ways to leave a gift:
- Monetary gifts: specify a fixed amount
- Residuary gifts: whatever is left of your estate, or a share of it.
It is important to have your Will made properly by a professional. You may choose to add a Codicil to your existing Will, adding a gift to us.
A wonderful way to honour a loved one is to ask people to give to charity in their name, rather than funeral flowers.
We are very grateful to those families who request donations to us in this way, often to reflect how we helped their loved one during their lifetime.