Remember Whizz-Kidz in your will and help transform the lives of disabled children now and in the future.
For every person who’s kind enough to let us know that they wish to leave us a legacy, we're able to plan our work with young disabled people with added confidence. Remembering a charity in your will can make an enormous difference to the lives of disabled children all across the UK.
How your gift could make a difference
We understand that when thinking about making a will, your first consideration is to provide for your family and friends, but you could change the life of a disabled child just by deciding to leave something in your will for Whizz-Kidz.
Every child with a disability deserves to have the help and support they need to reach their full potential. With a gift in your will you can make sure that young disabled children get that support in years to come. As you can see from Flo's story above, having the right wheelchair is not only about mobility. It's about empowering a young person to live a full and active life.
Making a decision today will change the future of a disabled child in years to come.
''I’ve decided to leave a gift in my will because I want to give something back. I want to acknowledge what a big impact providing the wheelchair had on my life, giving me support, hope and independence, and for that I wanted to say thank you.'
Tony would like to share why he's leaving a gift to Whizz-Kidz.
"As a kid, I loved sport and spent all my time playing sports. But when I was 13 I suffered from stomach cramps that were misdiagnosed as appendicitis. I had an operation and woke up paralysed, which was initially assumed was post-operative shock – it turned out that I had a spinal tumour.
To help my recovery I turned to sport and discovered that I loved wheelchair tennis! I wanted to take it up seriously, but my parents couldn’t afford the lightweight sports chair that I needed and that’s when we turned to Whizz-Kidz.
Whizz-Kidz gave me my first sports wheelchair, and before I knew it I was entering national tournaments and was able to play at a level that my existing wheelchair would never have allowed. I spent eight years playing tennis at a respectable level and travelling the world. This enabled me to meet many incredibly positive role models and stop seeing my disability as a barrier, which in turn helped me develop more confidence and independence. And none of this would have been possible if it hadn’t been for my Whizz-Kidz sports chair.
I’ve decided to leave a gift in my will because I want to give something back. I want to acknowledge what a big impact providing the wheelchair had on my life, giving me support, hope and independence, and for that I wanted to say thank you.
For anyone else considering leaving a gift in their will, I’d say that a small amount of money can go such a long way. The impact of providing equipment that wouldn’t otherwise be available makes an enormous and significant difference to a child’s life and their family. It really is the most amazing investment you can make."
Thank you for thinking of Whizz-Kidz.
Leaving a gift in your will: frequently asked questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of making a will?
We understand that when thinking about making a will, your first consideration is to provide for your family and friends, but you could also transform the life of a disabled child just by deciding to leave something in your will for Whizz-Kidz.
Having an up-to-date will is the only way to make sure that your family and friends — and any charities you care about — are provided for in the way you wish. Without a will, the state decides. It’s a good idea to review your will from time to time to ensure that it reflects any changes in your family or personal circumstances. It’s also important to check if your estate is affected by inheritance tax because legislation changes over the years.
Giving a donation to one or a few charities (you can give to more than one) through your will is a very cost-effective way to give because donations to charities are exempt from inheritance tax. This means every penny of your gift goes directly to Whizz-Kidz to support even more disabled children in the future.
How do I work out what I have to leave?
Just make a list of all your possessions and estimate the current value. You should include, for example, your house, savings and car and then deduct your debts. No matter how much or little you leave, it’s important to remember that you can make a huge difference.
How do I leave a gift in my will?
There are three main ways to leave a legacy or a gift in your will. Your solicitor or financial advisor will be able to check over everything for you but the options are:
Residuary gift is the gift of either all or a share of, what is left in your estate after all other gifts to family and friends plus taxes and expenses have been paid.
Pecuniary gift is a gift of a stated amount of money which is left to a named person, charity or other organisation. Inflation will reduce the value of these gifts over the years, so should be revised from time to time.
Specific gift is a gift of a specific item like a piece of jewellery, furniture or property, rather than a sum of money. The item must be described exactly and the name and address of the person or organisation to whom the gift has been left should be given.
I already have a will, do I need to make a new one, or can I just amend it?
If you already have a will and simply want to make some changes, you need to add a codicil, which is a separate instruction that is then kept with your will. You can download a codicil form here or we can send you one.
If you don’t have a will, or if you wish to update your current will to make a donation, you should consult your solicitor. If you wish to include a donation to Whizz-Kidz in your will, please let your solicitor know our Registered Charity in England and Wales (802872), Scotland (SC042607) and our address:
The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz)
4th Floor Portland House
London SW1E 5BH
If you do plan to leave a donation in your will to Whizz-Kidz it would help us so much if you could let us know of your intentions by emailing us or writing to the above address — please include your name and address details in the email. Your wishes of course will remain strictly confidential and this pledge will not be binding to you in anyway.
If you don’t have a solicitor, you can use the online locator by visiting the Law Society
For more information on how to leave a donation in your will please email us or call 0207 798 6111.