Every day, 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight and, with the number of people living with sight loss in the UK set to double by 2050, the need for our services is growing.
Why consider leaving a gift in your Will to charity?
Gifts in Wills, or legacy bequests are vital to Guide Dogs, as nearly two out of three guide dogs are funded in this special way. No matter what the size of your donation, by donating a gift in your Will, you can help us provide the guide dogs of the future, as well as expand our other services such as My Sighted Guide.
Leaving a gift in your Will can help us to continue to provide our life-changing services to people with sight loss, to ensure thousands more people lead the life they choose. You can read how legacies can change lives by taking a walk through our virtual park where you can meet some of the families and friends of our legators, alongside the people who could have benefited from their loved ones kind gifts.
How do I leave a legacy gift in my Will?
Deciding to leave a gift in Will is especially personal to you and we offer a choice of ways to help you consider your decision and give clear guidance on planning your Will, including how to donate a gift to Guide Dogs. Find out what Guide Dogs promise to you when you consider leaving a special gift.
Wills changing lives
More than 75,000 people over the last 90 years have remembered Guide Dogs with a gift in their Will.
Walk through our virtual park, where each flower commemorates them and learn how their intentions have been realised to change lives.
Donate to charity by leaving a gift that’s full of life
Every guide dog partnership is special and unique, built on love, trust, and determination to lead an independent life, like Milly and guide dog Libby.
"Everything changed when I met Libby, my guide dog, and now I can’t imagine life without her. I can walk to the gym by myself and feel confident when catching the bus and train on my own. Having a guide dog has given me an incredible sense of freedom and my confidence has soared".Milly, guide dog owner
Our gift in Wills promise
If you decide to consider leaving a special gift to Guide Dogs in your Will, we want you to feel comfortable and in control of your choice. To help reassure you, we have created a list of promises we make to you, so you always know what to expect.
Want to know more?
You can find answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked, such as “What is a pecuniary legacy or gift of residue?”, in our gifts in Wills FAQs. Or you can get in touch with our Gift in Wills team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
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