How your gift can make a difference

A gift in your will is a wonderful way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime.

You can be confident that your gift will be greatly needed and always carefully used. Your generosity could really change the lives of disabled people – here are some examples of how a gift in your will could make a difference:

  • £500 could train volunteers to help with everyday activities
  • £4,000 could pay for technology enabling people to communicate
  • £10,000 could pay for a vehicle to get residents out and about
  • £25,000 could pay for an activities room with IT facilities
  • £35,000 could pay for specialist equipment for one physiotherapy room

A lasting legacy at Appley Cliff

Appley Cliff is one of our care homes, located in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. The home cares for 12 residents but also provides a wide range of day services for disabled people in the community and respite care for carers who need a break.

People using Appley Cliff's computer roomAppley Cliff was left a legacy by Mrs Wright, a much valued friend and supporter of the service. The impact of such a gesture cannot be underestimated – it is a personal yet selfless act and the gift has meant that the residents of the home are able to enjoy a greater quality of life than ever before.

With the legacy, they have been able to build a brand new computer room, enabling residents and day service visitors to gain new skills and develop their knowledge of IT – which can keep them in touch with friends and family and help them in if they are able to live independently one day.

Such gifts can have a lasting impact on those that Leonard Cheshire Disability supports both now and in the future. The new facilities at Appley House have made a real difference to disabled people – something Mrs Wright would surely have been proud of.