Support us and your relatives
The Foundation welcomes gifts and legacies from individuals and there are two ways in which you can support us.
- Firstly by making an outright gift or legacy. These will enable the Trustees to expand its support for learning disability projects for adults.
- Secondly, by including a Letter of Wishes with their gift or legacy families will have a simple means of ensuring that financial support can always follow their relative, no matter which organisation provides the care service. Whilst the Foundation cannot formally accept any conditions attached to these, the Trustees take into account these wishes when distributing its funds. In this way families can avoid the need to protect their support with complex trust arrangements.
In order to record 'Letters of Wishes' the Foundation maintains a register of gifts, legacies and related 'Letters of Wishes'. To ensure that service providers have details of the finance available the Foundation writes formally to the relevant care manager each year to remind them of the existence of these funds so that they are able to make an application for funding when an appropriate need arises.
If you wish to leave a gift or legacy in this way, we recommend that you consult you solicitor, who will be able to assist in drafting the wording of your 'Letter of Wishes'.
We have developed a sample Letter of Wishes to help you.
In the case of a legacy, your will and wishes are private, but should you wish to advise us of your intentions, they will remain confidential.