Your Gift Will Leave Behind A Living Legacy

Leaving a life-changing gift in your will is an amazing act of kindness. We are here to support people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism.  Your gift is greatly valued and significantly helps us continue this vital work.

A legacy gift is a powerful way of transforming someone’s life.   Our dogs are life-changing partners that continue to improve the quality of life of their owners every day.

We are always happy to answer any questions about leaving a gift in your will. If you want to know more about how these gifts change lives give us a call, or come and meet us at our National Headquarters and Training Centre in Cork to get a better understanding about what we do.

Contact on lo-call 1850 506 300 or legacy@guidedogs.ie.  We will be happy to answer any query you have to help you with your decision.

Thinking about writing or updating your will?

Once you have made a decision to leave a gift in your will it is simple to implement. With a little help from a solicitor, a clause in your will in favour of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind will ensure that your gift will reach us at a future date. Through your generosity we will help people achieve independence and a better quality of life.

Suggested wording for a will

Below is a sample wording to include a charitable bequest in a will:

For a gift of the residue of an estate

“I give to (insert name of organisation) of (insert address of organisation), all (or a fraction) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same.”

For a gift of a fixed sum or specific item:

“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to (insert name of organisation) of (insert address of organisation), and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same.”

Without the support of kind people like you we could not create life-changing partnerships between people and our amazing dogs at all.