Watch a video from our Chief Executive Officer Dr Tom Pey who explains the difference legacies make to our charity and the young blind people we support.
The gifts that people have left us in their wills has enabled us to make strides in supporting more young blind people such as Min Ainsworth. Watch and hear her story.
The Little Heroes Nursery Appeal
We are currently raising money so that we can increase the number of places we provide for blind babies and toddlers at our nursery. We want them to get the best start in life and grow up to be happy, confident, independent individuals. Take a look at our Little Heroes Nursery Appeal video below and visit our Little Heroes website to find out more about the appeal and the various ways to support it.
How you can make a difference
Each and every day at the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB), we are in touch with blind and partially-sighted young people. They tell us they often feel depressed and isolated. An inconvenience, stuck at home, with nowhere to go and sick of feeling dependent on Mum and Dad.
But the same young people are adamant that they’re not disabled, they just can’t see everything. They’re ambitious, determined and want the same things as everyone else.
They’ve got plans. New experiences to tackle. Goals to achieve.
In fact, when it comes to our work, we do little – if any – convincing or coercing. Their desire for freedom and change is already there.
And at the RLSB we’re experts at making these plans happen.
This is where legacies come in. Legacies give the RLSB the financial security to continue delivering the kind of education and support which will empower young visually impaired people to get out of their house, put their plans into practice and fully realise their ambitions.
Types of legacy
There are several ways in which you can leave a gift in your will, including:
Residuary legacy: A residuary legacy is a gift of all, or part, of what is left after all other legacies, debts, tax and costs have been paid. Gifts of residue are especially welcomed by beneficiaries (including charities) because, unlike pecuniary legacies, they are not devalued over time by inflation.
Pecuniary legacy: A pecuniary legacy is a gift of a specified sum of money.
Specific legacy: A specific legacy is a gift of a specified item such as a painting, a piece of jewellery or a vehicle.
If you would like more information on leaving a legacy to the RLSB, please contact our Legacy Manager Sarah Dean on 01732 592522.