We need your help
As an independent Island charity we receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of our supporters and the local community.
Every gift in a Will we receive, big or small, enables us to continue supporting Islanders affected by sight loss to live fuller, more independent lives
The process of writing a Will can seem daunting and is something many of us put off, but it is the only way of ensuring your wishes are met and enables you to take care of those closest to you.
A gift in your Will also enables you to remember the causes you care about. Unfortunately, not making a Will can cause administrative and legal complications for your loved ones at a very difficult time.
If you don’t have a Will, having one written by a solicitor is a lot easier than you might think.
If you already have a Will, changing it to include a gift to Sight for Wight (Isle of Wight Society for the Blind) is very straightforward.
If you’ve already remembered Sight for Wight in your Will, thank you! Your generosity will help Islanders affected by sight loss enjoy the varied support and services we offer into the future.
How we will use your donation
A gift left in your Will to Sight for Wight could help in several ways:
You may choose to have your gift used to support the overall work of Sight for Wight whose services are regularly reviewed and evolve to best meet the needs identified by those it serves.
You may prefer to define the aspect of our work to benefit from your support:
- Production of the quarterly Sight for Wight Newsletter;
- Supporting the Sight for Wight Audio Library that includes production and distribution of the weekly ‘Talking News’;
- Delivery of other Activities and Services for Members affected by sight loss, ranging from regular groups, coffee mornings, low vision demonstration days plus one-off activities and events to appeal across all ages;
- Supporting the delivery of an Education and Outreach Programme across the Island to make others more aware of the lifestyle choices that can help promote avoidable sight loss; to enable others to better understand the particular needs of those affected by sight loss, and to enable family and community members offer appropriate sighted guide support.
What about Inheritance Tax?
Leaving a gift to a Charity such as Sight for Wight can lower the Inheritance Tax payable on your estate. Your solicitor can answer any questions you have about Inheritance Tax.