All charities have to fund-raise in order to continue to do what they do and we're no different. One of the ways you could do this is to consider us in your will. No-one likes to think about that stage of their lives, that's true and we have no wish to focus on it, but it's the one place we all go in the end. You can make a real difference now and into the future though, if you considered making a legacy gift. It doesn't matter how small, we would be eternally grateful, and so will all of the pupils, now and in the future, and the parents of our pupils who know that without generous support their son or daughter may not receive the education that all of our young people deserve. There are many good causes out there; we're just one of them but we hope you will consider making us a gift - it could be your present to our future. 

The easiest way to leave a legacy is to find a solicitor to assist you in drawing up a will. The Law Society's web-page has a list of solicitor's registered with them and you can find that here (http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk). Your solicitor can advise you on the options available to you but the two most commonly chosen options are:

A Residual Legacy: This is where you elect to leave a percentage of your estate. If your will is being drawn up by someone other than a solicitor the wording has to be chosen very carefully. Our suggested format for the wording in this case is: 'I give xx% of the residue of my estate to Doncaster Deaf Trust, Registered Charity Number 1088060, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6AY for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer, shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge.'

A Pecuniary Legacy: This is where you elect to give a fixed sum of money. Our suggested format for the wording in this case is: 'I give   to Doncaster Deaf Trust, Registered Charity Number 1088060, Leger Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6AY, the sum of £xx (Amount in figures AND in words) for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer, shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge.'

If you already have a will and would like to add Doncaster Deaf Trust to your existing instructions, the easiest way is to draw up a codicil (an additional legal instruction or amendment). You can find free and downloadable legal forms, including Codicils, here: http://www.getfreelegalforms.com