Leaving a legacy

Bill PertweeA gift in your will can help hundreds of people affected by sight loss.

If you are planning to make or change your will, you will want first to provide for your family and friends. But when you have done that please consider including a legacy to Devon in Sight. This could be a share of what is left over, or a specific amount of money. However much it is, it will be carefully used for the benefit of people in Devon affected by sight loss.

What do legacies enable us to do?

Legacies, large or small, are essential for maintaining our services and reaching more people. For instance, three years ago our Resource Centre in Topsham was cramped and inefficient. But in 2010 Devon in Sight bought the building next door and refurbished and equipped it as the modern spacious area we now have. More than 2,000 people now visit or telephone the centre every year to get equipment and advice, and talk to our friendly staff about anything and everything to do with sight loss.

This enormous improvement to our service was made possible thanks to legacy income which the trustees had set aside over several years. We still need legacies so we can continue to improve and extend our services throughout the county. For instance, a gift of £100 will cover the cost of a member of staff visiting a local club or group, while £6,000 will meet the volunteer travel costs for our Voluntary Visiting Service for a year.

If you would like more information about how to leave us a gift in your will, please phone us on 01392 878802 to ask for our information pack.

Thank you, on behalf of all those in Devon affected by sight loss.