Leave your legacy: change a life

We remember with gratitude all the supporters who left gifts in their wills last year. We really thank everyone who considers supporting us in this way.

These gifts — however large or small — bring a huge amount of joy and independence to the disabled people we support. They pay for minibuses to help people to get out into the
community and for specialist exercise and IT equipment.

They also pay for much needed renovations and refurbishments to our buildings, like adding a conservatory to our care home, The Grange in Poole, Dorset.

In 2016-17 nearly half of our donations came from gifts in wills.

Making a difference for years to come

The Grange resident Dave using a computerWhen Leslie died, he left a gift to The Grange. It was a thank you for everything the team had done for his wife, Winifred, who’d lived with them since 1971.

The residents at the Grange thought carefully about how to use Leslie’s gift, before they decided to build a conservatory where they could enjoy time on their computers, while looking out onto a beautiful garden.

Leslie and Winifred will always be remembered fondly at The Grange.

‘We were a bit scared about using the computers at first. But a wonderful volunteer called Bill shared his love of computers with us. Now you can’t keep us away. I enjoy contacting friends and family by email and Facebook.’

— David, resident at The Grange