The training of 1 in 3 Guide or Assistance Dogs is funded by legacies
A gift in your will can transform the lives of blind or vision impaired people and the families of children with autism.
You can help change their future.
Leaving a life-changing gift in your will is an amazing act of kindness and will be so appreciated by all who we can help as a result. Your gift is greatly valued and helps us continue our vital work.
By leaving a gift in your will, you will provide amazing people like Emma with the resources to raise life changers.
People like you have helped us change the lives of so many people in Ireland. View the video below to discover how Tom's life has benefitted from the generosity of others and why he is leaving a legacy to support our work. Audio description version is available here.
Many of the great strides we’ve made are thanks to gifts left to us by people in their wills. To find out more about how these gifts change lives give us a call. You are also very welcome to visit us at our National Headquarters and Training Centre in Cork to get a better understanding of our work and impacts.
Contact Mary Terry on lo-call 0818 506 300 or Mary.Terry@GuideDogs.ie. We will be happy to answer any query you have to help you with your decision.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is a member of My Legacy, an umbrella group of over 80 national and local charities throughout Ireland whose mission is to increase the power of legacy giving now to benefit our future society.
Thinking about writing or updating your will?
Once you decide 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. Your generosity 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.
Thank you for considering such a wonderful and life-changing gift.
Note: Gifts in wills are sometimes also called legacies or bequests.
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CRA Number: 20009977
Charity Number: CHY6006
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Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
National Headquarters & Training Centre
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Luke & Kain
Luke is still non-verbal but when I see him smiling down at Kain it shows me he doesn’t need words to express how happy he is.
Kim & Jango
Meeting Jango was one of the best moments of my life. He’s a beautiful big cuddly dog with the personality to match. From the moment I met him I knew we were going to be best buddies.
Shauna & Esme
When I needed a hand, I found a paw.
Conor & Quelda
When Conor is with Quelda he smiles and is comfortable being out and about which is such an amazing gift – we never leave home without her. She has changed all of our lives.
Aran & Buttons
Being a Guide Dog Owner is such a privilege and positive experience. Buttons has enhanced my life in so many ways and I will always be grateful for that.
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