Leaving a Gift in your Will

Leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

People love to do things that help others – it’s what makes us human. For many people, leaving a legacy or a bequest in your Will is the one opportunity they have to make a wonderful gift to a cause close to their hearts, like Fighting Blindness.

And the best bit, a gift in your Will to Fighting Blindness will cost you nothing now, but it could go on to change thousands of lives by helping us to find a cure to blindness and sight loss.

In Ireland, 70% of people die without preparing an up-to-date legal Will. This can cause hardship for loved ones and friends left behind, at a time when they are already grieving. If you do not have an up-to-date and legal Will, we recommend you contact a solicitor who will help you get your affairs in order and give you and your family peace of mind.

A powerful way to make a difference:

Once you have taken care of your own family and friends, a gift in your Will to Fighting Blindness enables your values to live on. Your gift will show those you love what’s most important to you and how you’d like to be remembered.

All gifts to charity are free of inheritance tax and will help to reduce the overall tax payable on your estate. You can leave a legacy to be used at the discretion of Fighting Blindness, or you can share with us how you wish for your gift to help. Remember that our research focus may have changed by the time your legacy is received so it is best to keep your wishes as broad as possible.

A bequest is organised through your solicitor; however, we can assist by providing you direction on how to initiate a bequest and use the correct legal wording.

Please contact us at +353 1 678 9004 for a confidential conversation or to find out more.

Why leave a legacy to Fighting Blindness?

Can you imagine not being able to see your child’s smiling face? Or losing your way home because the road signs are a blur. Or putting your life in danger just crossing a road. This is a daily reality for over 270,000 Irish people living with blindness or sight loss.

Sight loss can affect people of all ages and impacts all aspects of a person’s life: social, school and work, and everyday tasks. As well as trying to navigate a world largely designed and built for ‘sighted’ people, people with sight-loss don’t have access to the same opportunities, which impacts their well-being and quality of life. While the path to vision impairment and its impacts varies from person to person, they all have one thing in common. They deserve to have access to a worldclass cure for blindness and vision impairment and your legacy could help us find that cure.

What types of gifts can you leave in your Will?

There are a few different ways you can remember Fighting Blindness in your Will. If you’re not sure which is best for you, a solicitor can help you, but here are the most common ways our supporters choose from:

  • A SHARE OF YOUR ESTATE: Once you have taken care of your loved ones, you can leave a share of, or the remainder of your estate to Fighting Blindness. This is called a residuary gift.
  • A GIFT OF MONEY IN YOUR WILL: You can choose to leave Fighting Blindness a specific amount of money in your Will. This is called a pecuniary gift
  • A SPECIFIC GIFT IN YOUR WILL: You can choose to leave Fighting Blindness a specific item, such as jewellery, stocks and shares or even a property when making a Will. This is called a specific gift.

Whatever way you decide to leave your legacy, when you include a gift in your Will to Fighting Blindness, you join a community of our most loyal and valued supporters who will help transform the lives of people fighting sight loss, now, and in the future.

Find out more here and request our downloadable booklet.

Confirm a legacy pledge form.