Leaving Diverse Abilities a donation in your will, no matter how small, is an amazing gift from one generation to another and means the charity can confidently plan and fund life-changing programmes that provide a better future for people with a disability and their families.
By leaving a donation in your will to Diverse Abilities, you can create an everlasting memory for those the charity supports in the future. A donation can provide a gift for life, meaning those with a disability can attend our special school from the age of two, enjoy short breaks and fun leisure activities where they will make new friends, and then at 19 live independently in our specially adapted bungalows.
As the people we support are living longer and their needs are becoming more complex,the demand for our services is constantly increasing. Your donation will help ensure we can be there for disabled people now and in the future.
We promise that we will use your money wisely and that it will make a genuine difference to the people we support. We want you to feel completely comfortable about doing so and have developed a legacy promise (insert link to download).
For more information about how to leave a donation in your will, please download our leaflet (insert link) or request a copy of our information pack, with a template codicil and more detailed information.
If you decide to leave a donation in your will we would love to know, so that we can personally thank you. If you would like an informal chat regarding leaving a donation in your will, please contact Helen or Nuisha on 01202 718266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations in wills really do change lives
Diverse Abilities received a donation in a will from a lady whose son we supported to live independently in one of Diverse Abilities’ bungalows for over 20 years. Her son also visited our day care centre, Barnabas. Because she saw how much her son thrived and how his life improved by having his own home, she wanted to give others the same opportunity.
The donation she left in her will enabled Diverse Abilities to refurbish two bungalows and make them fully accessible to provide new homes for four adults with disabilities, who use wheelchairs and who were in housing not suitable for them or living with their families. The refurbishments included new accessible kitchens and bathrooms as well as specially designed layouts, widened doorways, garden access and decorating throughout. Both properties are now completely transformed as are the lives of those who have moved into them, who are now able to live in homes that they are proud of, with the charity’s round the clock support team assisting them. This means so much and has had such a profound affect on their well being. This donation in this kind lady’s will shall continue to make a difference for many years to come – a true legacy.
Another supporter of Diverse Abilities, Sadie Smith, the mother of James who attends Langside School, and supported Diverse Abilities through a legacy. She said:
“We have chosen to support Diverse Abilities through a legacy as they are a charity very close to our hearts, our son has been cared for at their children’s short break centre and amazing school for the last 16 years. There are other charities which claim to support profoundly disabled children and adults in Dorset but it’s Diverse Abilities who deliver what they promise. Our son is transitioning from their child services into adult services this year, and because we know he will have the best care from them, it’s one less thing to worry about. It is due to their care, support and expert knowledge that our son has thrived and surpassed all our hopes and wishes for him. Simply put when our son was born all we could hope for him was survival but Diverse Abilities have given him a quality of life, which the charity will continue to provide for the rest of his life, and that’s the best reason ever to support such an amazing charity.”