Every Sunday of every month
15th May 2013
Everest base camp Challenge
Congratulations to Maria Riley in completing her challenge in making it to Everest Base Camp.
“I started playing for the Limbless Association Disabled Football Team in 2002 and have stayed at the club ever since. I have really improved my football skills and made a lot of friends along the way.
I have to say that the team would not be here today if it wasn’t for the great funding and support from the Limbless Association.
Not only is it a great disabled football club, it’s also a place where you can make friends, forget about your problems and enjoy the beautiful game.”
By Charlie Poole
An up-to-date Will ensures that the people you love will be taken care of. You can leave your home to your family and still help future generations through the Limbless Association. For over 25 years, we have been a vital lifeline to people with limb-loss. A legacy to us will make a real and lasting difference. By including a gift to the Limbless Association, you will be making a permanent difference to the lives of other people.
Legacy pledges are vital to us as they ensure that we can help amputees long into the future. We run many programs that are unique to our organisation, such as a national helpline devoted to amputee issues, our Football+ Project and our Outreach Programs, which includes our Volunteer Visitor Network. We have been able to help thousands of individuals over recent years and we played a key role in assisting the victims of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.
What is a Legacy?
A Legacy is a gift that you pledge to a person or organisation in your Will. The gift can either be a specific amount, a percentage of your total estate, a percentage of your estate after specific deductions, or any such similar gift.
How do I leave a Legacy to the Limbless Association?
If you already have a Will, it is relatively simple to have the Limbless Association included as one of your beneficiaries. You can complete a Codicil Form, which is a legal document that lists the changes you would like to make to your Will. You should always talk to a solicitor about making any changes to your Will. If you don’t currently have a Wil,l you can easily set one up. All you have to do is talk to a solicitor.
I will not be able to leave much money, is this not just for wealthy people?
We are extremely grateful for any gift, whatever its value. Without the kindness of every person who has made a donation, we would not be able to continue our work. Pledging a legacy has no impact on your current financial status, so you are free to pledge the amount you are comfortable with. Without legacies, the Limbless Association would face an uncertain future, but if people keep remembering us in their Wills we will be able to continue supporting the limb-loss community long into the future.
Example Wordings for Legacies
Leaving A Legacy For All Or Part Of Your Estate
“Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole (residuary) or ___% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this will to Limbless Association (Registered Charity Nos 803533, SC042256 - based at The Limbless Association, Unit 16, Waterhouse Business Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QE), for the general purposes of the Limbless Association. I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
Leaving A Legacy For A Set Amount (A Pecuniary Legacy)
“I give free of tax to the Limbless Association (Registered Charity Nos 803533, SC042256 - based at The Limbless Association, Unit 16, Waterhouse Business Centre, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2QE ) the sum of £___ for the general purposes of the Limbless Association. I declare that the receipt of their Treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge.”
Please consult a solicitor before making any changes to your will.