What a gift in your will could do
We rely on legacy gifts to continue our work. We hope you will consider contributing to NCBI’s work of enabling people who are blind or vision impaired to overcome the barriers that impede their independence and participation in society.
Free online will-writing service
NCBI is now a charity partner of www.lawonline.ie which was set up to enable people to draft their own legal documents online. By using this website you can draft a wide range of legal documents, including making or amending your Will. As an NCBI supporter we want to offer you the chance to write or amend your Will free of charge using LawOnline’s Will and Cocidil online drafting service. Also having made your Will, if you would like it to be reviewed by one of LawOnline’s solicitors, you can avail of this additional service at a significantly reduced fee. You don’t have to include NCBI in your Will to take advantage of this service, but we would love it if you do.
How can I leave a legacy in my will to NCBI?
When making a will it is advisable to seek the professional help of a solicitor. The four different legacy gifts you can make are:
1. A Pecuniary Gift
This is a gift of a specified amount of money.
2. A Specific Gift
This is a gift of a specific item such as property, jewellery, stocks, shares or other valuables.
3. A Residuary Gift
This is the remainder of your estate after all other gifts to family and friends have been distributed and all outgoings have been resolved.
4. A Reversionary Gift
This is a gift in which a named person has access to the estate, which only reverts to the charity on the death of that person. For instance, the will states that a friend is allowed to live in your house until their death, when it will revert to the charity.