Leave a gift in your will

A gift in your Will would help us to be here for future generations affected by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

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.

For over 50 years, we have helped change the lives and futures of so many people affected by Spina Bifida and 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 gift to Shine in their Wills.  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.

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 research and 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)  

 

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 Hydrocephalus would have no one to support them, no one to speak up for them and no one to fight their cause.

There are three main ways you can include a gift to Shine in your Will and help our vital work continue long into the future.

A share of your estate

Once you’ve provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of whatever remains to Shine.  It can be any percentage you like, it’s up to you - and because this gift is a proportion of your estate, it keeps pace with inflation.

Once you’ve provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of whatever remains to Shine.  It can be any percentage you like, it’s up to you - and because this gift is a proportion of your estate, it keeps pace with inflation.

Fixed sum of money

Also known as a pecuniary gift, this is a gift of a specific amount of money.  If you do decide to leave this type of gift, it’s worth reviewing from time to time as inflation can reduce it’s value.

Also known as a pecuniary gift, this is a gift of a specific amount of money.  If you do decide to leave this type of gift, it’s worth reviewing from time to time as inflation can reduce it’s value.

Gift of a specific item

You can also choose to leave a particular item to Shine, such as a piece of jewellery, an antique or even a property.  A gift like this should be specifically named in your Will.

 

Our promise to you

We understand that leaving a gift to Shine in your Will is a big commitment from you 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.

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

 

 

 
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