Leave a gift in your Will

For over 55 years, we have helped change the lives and futures of so many people affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, but there is still so much more we need to do. None of this work is possible without the kindness of our supporters and for many, the most lasting and meaningful way to help is to leave a legacy to Shine in their Wills.  

Click here to request a Gift In Wills guide

Writing a Will is an important step towards making sure your wishes can be respected.  Once you have taken care of your family and friends, it’s also the perfect way to ensure that a charity like Shine can continue to be there for the people and families who will need us in the future.  

Legacies really do make a huge difference and every single legacy gift, large and small, will mean we can continue to be there for our members today, tomorrow and long into the future. 

A huge amount of what we do is funded by these extra-special gifts.  Without them, many more children, young people and adults with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus would have no one to support them, no one to speak up for them and no one to fight their cause. 

The benefits are twofold...

“Many years ago we were personally touched by spina bifida, and have been active supporters of Shine’s fundraising ever since, to help other people benefit from the help that Shine gives. We feel that gifts left in our wills as a legacy will continue to provide funds long after we have gone… The benefits are twofold as they reduce the inheritance tax for our relatives and provide much needed help to the charity.” (Mrs L, Legacy Pledger)  


How to leave a gift in your Will

Click here to request a Gift In Wills guide

There can be a lot to think about when it comes to making or adapting your Will. We've answered your most frequently asked questions here.


Our pledge to you

We understand that leaving a gift to Shine in your Will is a big commitment and one that we take very seriously.  Your Will is obviously a very personal matter, and everyone has their own reasons for wanting to help Shine.  That is why we make a legacy pledge of our own to anyone who chooses to support us in this way. 

  • Shine promises to use your gift in the best way, to maximise impact and benefit as many people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus as possible, including their families and carers 
  • We will respect your privacy at all times and we understand that your Will is completely personal to you 
  • We understand that family and friends will always come first 
  • We recognise you have the absolute right to change your mind about any gift in your Will, at any time and for any reason 
  • You are under no obligation to tell us about your plans, but any information you choose to share with us will be treated confidentially and with the utmost sensitivity.  We would also love to be able to thank you personally 
  • We promise to keep you up-to-date with our life changing work in a way that suits you 

If you would like to know more about supporting Shine through a gift in your will, please contact us on 01733 555988 or fundraising@shinecharity.org.uk



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