Leave a Legacy

A gift in your Will is a simple way to help eliminate avoidable blindness for good. Leaving a legacy will help us to save the sight and transform the lives of even more people.

Eventually, nobody in the world will suffer needlessly from blindness. Gifts left by our supporters in their Will are hugely important.

Of course family and friends come first; once you have taken care of your loved ones, please take a moment to consider leaving a gift to Orbis.

Where can I find out more

Please request our free booklet on legacy giving, which describes how to make or update your Will and how to leave a gift for Orbis. Please contact us by telephone on 020 7608 7260 or by email icare@orbis.org.uk.

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If you don't have a Will

If you don't have a Will, you may need to see a solicitor. Although you'll have to pay a fee, you'll receive sound professional advice and can rest assured that your wishes are followed.

The most common types of gifts include:

  • Residuary bequest: A gift of the remainder of the estate after all other bequests have been made and debts cleared.
  • Pecuniary bequest: A gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of pecuniary legacies decreases over time as the cost of living increases.

Finding a solicitor

Orbis is a member or Remember a Charity, which has a network of well-known national firms, partners and sole practitioners who can assist you in the process of writing or updating your Will. Visit the Remember a Charity website to find a local solicitor or Will-writer in your area.

Suggested wording

For a residuary bequest (a proportion)

I give (percent) of the residue of my estate absolutely to Orbis UK (Registered Charity No. 1061352) of Fourth Floor, Fergusson House, 124-128 City Road, London EC1V 2NJ for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

For a pecuniary bequest (a set sum)

I give the following legacy free of tax to Orbis UK (Registered Charity No. 1061352) of Fourth Floor, Fergusson House, 124-128 City Road, London EC1V 2NJ for its general charitable purposes the sum of £_____. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

A Lifetime Legacy

A number of our supporters have chosen to make a single significant gift in their lifetime rather than make a bequest in their Will. If you wish to make such a lifetime gift and would like to discuss your plans further please contact us on 020 7608 7260 or email icare@orbis.org.uk.