Remember us in your Will
Please consider remembering Schoolreaders in your Will. Making a Gift in your Will, no matter what size, is a unique way of ensuring that future generations of children will receive the reading help they need. The impact of your generosity on those children will last for the rest of their lives.
Children who can read well are more likely to:
- Complete their education
- Get a job
- Lead a healthy life
- Read with their own children and grandchildren
And leaving a charity Gift in your Will makes financial sense too, as charitable gifts can reduce the tax on your estate.
Should you wish to remember Schoolreaders in your Will, you can choose to leave either a fixed amount or a share of the residue of your estate.
It is often more suitable for you to leave a fractional percentage of your estate to all those you want to benefit from your inheritance. If you would like to leave a share of the residue of your estate, your professional adviser may find the following helpful:
‘I/We give all/a share of (please state fraction/percentage) the residue of my/our estate to Schoolreaders of Bedford Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7PH, Registered Charity Number 1159157, to be applied for the general purposes of Schoolreaders, and I/we direct that the receipt of a proper officer for the time being of Schoolreaders shall be a complete discharge to my/our Executors.’
Should you wish to make a gift of a fixed amount, set out below is suggested wording which your professional adviser can use:
‘I/We give to Schoolreaders of Bedford Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7PH, Registered Charity Number 1159157, to be applied for the general purposes of Schoolreaders, the sum of (amount in figures, amount in words) and I/we direct that the receipt of a proper officer for the time being of Schoolreaders shall be a complete discharge to my/our Executors.’
Tricia Gage, a Schoolreaders supporter, says:
As a mother and grandmother
I believe very strongly in helping future generations of children to read well, so I have put Schoolreaders in my Will’
Hear from some of the children benefitting from time spent with a Schoolreader each week:
A message from award-winning writer
Sophie Neville, who played 'Titty' in the original film of 'Swallows and Amazons' (1974)
As a child, I was a very slow reader until I received extra help. I have left a Gift in my Will to Schoolreaders as I believe wholeheartedly that every child should have the chance to learn to read well.
Jane Whitbread, Schoolreaders' Founder
Children’s life-chances are being transformed with Schoolreaders’ help. As Founder, I believe passionately in its future. I have left a Gift in my Will to Schoolreaders, and I hope
you will consider joining me.
Please let us know if you have decided to include Schoolreaders in your Will as we do like to say thank you. Your reply will be treated in the strictest confidence and is not legally binding. It is entirely up to you whether you wish to provide any details about your gift. If you would like to receive a copy of our Making A Gift in your Will leaflet, or if you want to speak to one of our team, please call 01234 924 333.