We have a way to support us which costs you nothing now, but will have a huge impact in years to come. By leaving a gift in your Will to The Disabilities Trust, you will help us continue to expand and develop our specialist facilities for people with complex disabilities, including autism, acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and profound physical disabilities.
Why a gift in your Will is so important?
A gift in your Will, however small or large, can really make a difference. Your gift could help us pay for vital extras to improve our service users' quality of life. Items such as sensory rooms, accessible technology and activity equipment are not covered by statutory funding, but they have a massive positive impact on rehabilitation. In addition, demand for our services is growing fast and we are continually working on developing new services support even more people with complex needs across the UK.
What sort of Gift can I leave to The Disabilities Trust?
There are a number of different ways you can support the work of The Disabilities Trust through your Will, namely the following:
If you would like your gift to be used for a particular division or service, we would suggest that you include a note of wishes that your gift is used for a particular purpose. If you do complete a Note of Wishes we will do our best to follow it, but if this is not possible, for example, if one of our services is no longer running, then this will allow us to use your gift where the need is greatest.
If you have do decide to leave a Gift in your Will to The Disabilities Trust, we have put together some suggested wording which we suggest you take to your solicitor when writing your Will.
It is important that the following clause is included in your Will of you intend to leave a gift to a charity. This ensures that if the charity ever changes its name or merges with another charity, it will still receive the donation:
"If at my death any charity named as a beneficiary in this Will or any Codicil hereto has changed its name or amalgamated with or transferred its assets to another body then my executors shall give effect to any gift made to such charity as if it had been made (in the first case) to the body in its changed name or (in the second place) to the body which results from such amalgamation or to which such transfer has been made."
Please remember to use our full name The Disabilities Trust, our registered charity number for England and Wales 800797 and Scotland SC038972 and the correct registered address:
The Disabilities Trust, 32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9NP
If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your Will to the Disabilities Trust, please return the enquiry form below or talk to us directly on 01444 237286. Please follow these links to download an enquiry form, a codicil form, and our legacy charter which may be helpful in informing your decision.
If you have generously decided to leave a gift in your Will to The Disabilities Trust, we would be most grateful if you could notify us. You are not obliged to do so, but we would like to thank you. Any information you provide us will of course be treated in strict confidence.
Any donations should be made payable to The Disabilities Trust and sent to
The Disabilities Trust
32 Market Place,
Please let us know if you would like the donations to be restricted to a particular service or division.
Set up an online in memory page
You can also create an in memory page online through JustGiving, where you can tell the story of the person you're remembering (using words, photos and video) and explain why you're raising money in their memory. Your friends and family can give to your page easily, safely and securely, wherever they are, whenever they want to. To set up a page, please use the following link.
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