What information does my solicitor need?

It is important to seek out qualified advice from a solicitor when drawing up your Will. If you do not have a solicitor you can look in the Yellow Pages or you could contact the District Law Society for a contact.

Your solicitor is best placed to advise you on the information required for your Will. Including provisions to support the Blind Foundation is easy and we can provide you with the correct legal wording to ensure your support is directed to us. We would be pleased to discuss this with you or see our suggested, standard wording.

Which type of legacy is best for the Blind Foundation?

The very best way in which you can help us through a gift in your Will is to leave a Residuary Legacy. This is a percentage, or the full amount, of what is left after your dependents have been provided for and your debts have been paid.

This type of legacy is inflation proof, maintaining its value over time. This means that you will never have to alter your Will to account for inflation, as you may with other types of legacy gifts.

Residuary legacies are also easier for Blind Foundation to administer than many other types of legacy gifts.

Can I alter an existing Will to include a legacy to the Blind Foundation?

If you would like to amend an existing Will to include us, you can do so by adding a codicil or amendment. This acts like a postscript to your existing Will, and can be drawn up easily by your solicitor.

Can I specify where my gift goes?

In order to allow us to use your gift as most needed, it is best to leave a legacy for ‘general purposes’. However, if you do wish to restrict some or all of your gift to a particular area of our work we’d love the opportunity to discuss this with you to find the best wording to share with your solicitor to ensure your wishes can be fulfilled. Particularly in the event the way we provide services changes in the future. Please email Ross McLeod or call him on 09 355 6924 for a confidential discussion.

Can I change my mind later?

Yes, even if you have made a Will you can make changes or additions to it at any time. Your solicitor will be able to advise you.

Who can help me with questions I have regarding a Gift in my Will to the Blind Foundation?

Ross McLeod is here to help answer any questions you might have about leaving a legacy to the Blind Foundation. Please email Ross or call him on 09 355 6924 for a confidential discussion.