Gifts in Wills are vital for our work, helping to provide specialist support for children who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and services that allow children and adults to communicate, experience the world and live happier lives. Find out how you can pass on something wonderful.
Services such as Sense TouchBase South East, which was initially funded by a generous gift in a Will. When George attended his college, his behaviour changed from outgoing and communicative to increasingly withdrawn and anxious. After joining TouchBase South East, George received the support he needed and within 6 months, his family could see the difference. This prompted his brother John to join as a support worker and eventually manage the service.
Cafe 55 in Exeter has had a similar experience to TouchBase South East. Café 55 is a social hub run by Sense providing the public and people we support to gain work experience, relax and socialise. Jane, the café manager, says “None of this would have happened without that legacy – it kick started the café and without it we wouldn’t be here. Watching people gain confidence, self-esteem and learn to communicate is priceless – everyone leaves here happier.”
That’s why Sense, alongside 200 charities, is taking part in Remember A Charity Week to raise awareness of the importance of legacy gifts and encourage more people to pass on something wonderful by leaving a gift in their Will to Sense.
During Remember A Charity Week, we’re encouraging everyone to pass on something wonderful about the world they would like to leave behind by leaving a gift in their Will to Sense.
A gift in your Will, can have a lasting impact on the lives of children who are deafblind and living with complex disabilities. In fact, without gifts in Wills, the children, families and people we support, may have been left out of life, and unable to achieve everything that was always possible for them.
Pass on something wondeful
Making or amending a Will and leaving a gift to Sense is easier than you might think. After taking care of your loved ones, even a small amount can make a huge difference.
Richard Kramer, Sense Chief Executive, said:
“The coronavirus pandemic has really highlighted how critical our work is, connecting families and providing continuity of care, and we couldn’t have done it without our supporters.
Children who are deafblind or have complex disabilities are among some of the most marginalised in our society – they can often feel left out and isolated, because so much of the world simply isn’t set up for their needs. And yet, with the right support system behind them, they can experience so much joy in their lives – support that depends heavily on gifts in Wills.
That’s why I’ve remembered Sense in my own Will, and it felt like a very natural and easy decision to make. It brings me joy to think that I’m not only looking after my own family, but I’ll be passing on joy to children who are deafblind, their families and people who rely on our specialist support too.”
We understand putting your loved ones first is your priority, but if you could find room for a gift to Sense in your Will, we would be extremely grateful. Just 1% of your estate could bring so much joy to the lives of children who are deafblind – your kindness will live on in the beaming happy faces of the children we help, and bring encouragement and support to the families who look after them.
If you are considering passing on something wonderful or you would like more information on how to leave a gift in your Will to Sense, please visit our gifts in Wills page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 330 9257.