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Your gift makes our work possible
Gifts in wills are an amazing way of continuing your support long into the future and it's because we are committed to transforming lives that we encourage everyone to consider making a gift to WheelPower in their Will and help us to change the future for the better.
Having an up-to-date Will is probably one of the most important things you can do to ensure your wishes will be carried out exactly as you wanted. Your loved ones come first and your Will allows you to take care of them, after you’re gone.
But you can also make a gift that will transform the lives of people with disabilities.
Every day we see how playing sport can enrich lives, offering tremendous physical and psychological benefits for all ages and abilities. Sport helps develop confidence and improve fitness and it’s also a great way to put a smile on the faces of those taking part and with your gift, we could do so much more.
The difference your legacy makes
By leaving WheelPower a gift in your Will, you can improve the lives of disabled people, many of whom are children and recently paralysed young adults. We work with disabled people as young as 6 to help them benefit from healthy active lives. Gift's in wills can help us achieve so much:
Legacy gifts of the past have already helped us achieve so much:
We now support over 100,000 disabled people a year.
1,641 hosiptal patients with a spinal cord injury benefitted from attending one of our sessions in their Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre
47,102 disabld people played sport at Stoke mandeville Stadium
Our achievements have a huge impact on the lives of individual people. And a gift in your will can make us even stronger in the years ahead.
Make a Will now
We have partnered with The Goodwill Partnership, the largest distributor of home-visit solicitor-provided Wills in England and Wales. They guarantee the lowest price for a home-visit Will which is checked and provided direct to you by a panel firm of solicitors who can also provide legal advice and storage of your signed Will. Visit www.thegoodwillpartnership.co.uk/wheelpower or call 0844 669 6148 to arrange an appointment.
The kind of gifts you can leave
A share of your estate: Once you've worked out what you are leaving to family and friends you can leave a share, or all of what's left to WheelPower.
A specific sum of money: If you want to leave a lump sum to WheelPower, you specify the amount in your will.
A specific item: You can leave items like jewellery, antiques, or any item that you think will be of some value to our work when sold.
A gift in trust: You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.
Already have a will?
If you already have a will and want to leave a legacy gift to WheelPower, all you have to do is make an amendment (often called a codicil). Speak to your solicitor about making a codicil to your existing will, and they'll take it from there.
How to include us in your will
Making the decision to leave a legacy gift is an important one, but it doesn’t have to be complicated and we are here to support you to make everything flow as easy as possible.
Here are the basics:
- Ensure that it states clearly in your will that you would like to leave a gift to us. To ensure that the Will is valid and legal we recommend using a solicitor or a professional will writing service.
- Include our full name, address and registered charity number: British Wheelchair Sports Foundation, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP. Registered Charity No. 265498.
- Please let us know if you have already included WheelPower in your Will, we'd love to know!
Leaving a gift of 10% or more may also reduce the amount of inheritance tax you pay. See a note prepared by our partners New Quadrant Partners for more information, but please speak to your solicitor if you are unsure.
We hope that we have provided you with enough information to help you leave WheelPower a gift in your Will.