Gifts left in Wills make a huge difference to our work and in recent times such support has been vital in enabling us to respond to increased demand from people seeking our help. By leaving a gift to the SVP in your Will you can help us support people facing poverty and disadvantage long in to the future.
Whether from a former member, someone who has sought our help in the past or from well-wishers who value our work, we are very grateful to everyone who leaves a gift to the Society in their will. Every gift makes a difference, as we rely on legacies to carry out our work.
Some years after retiring as a university languages teacher and following the death of her husband, Jean needed help getting around and began to experience loneliness. Over 10 years she built a relationship with members of the local SVP Conference who visited her, supported her and helped her go on a much needed holiday to Lourdes. When she passed away, she remembered the SVP in her will in thanks for the friendship and help she received. Many people have since benefited from her kind gift and the Conference has so far been able to organise and cover the costs of two much appreciated trips for older people to the seaside and Lourdes.
Can you help us give hope to those in distress by making a place in your Will for the SVP?
A gift to the SVP in your Will enables us to continue to offer friendship and dispel loneliness for people like Jean. It can also help us meet the increasing demand for our services. For example, by sending a disadvantaged child on his/her first ever holiday, help families under pressure buy household goods or furniture, invest in much needed community shops and support centres in deprived communities and befriend people who are experiencing loneliness.
Making a gift in your will is simple
Making a gift in your Will may seem like a difficult decision. However, with the help of the right advice it is simple. While the SVP does not offer legal advice we strongly recommend you consult a solicitor or legal adviser. We can also put you in touch with a solicitor who can draft your Will free of charge.
For more information or to order a copy of our legacy leaflet, contact our Legacy Desk on 020 7703 3030.