Leave a gift in your Will

Leave a gift in your will

A gift in your Will can help us keep our promise to future generations of young people with complex disabilities. The promise that we will be there for them in the future, that we will be there for them when they need us most.

Why gifts in Wills are so important to National Star

Each year more and more young people rely on National Star for support. More children are living with increasingly complex and profound disabilities thanks to medical advances. We need to keep investing in better specialist facilities, technology and expertise to ensure we can continue to provide the right specialist environments needed for them to live life to the full. 

Mr F, who lives in Cheltenham, has recently been in touch to let us know that he will be leaving a gift in his Will to our charity. We’re extremely grateful to Mr F, a keen walker, who came across our charity as he enjoyed walks on Leckhampton Hill, one of the beautiful walks near our Ullenwood campus.

‘Many families would not be able to manage without your intervention,’ said Mr F, when he contacted us. ‘I fancied the idea of supporting a small number of charities, including National Star and I liked the idea of helping to continue your good work, especially after watching the Unbreakables on the television. There are tax efficient advantages to leaving a charitable legacy too and I was keen to make the most of them,’ he added.

Get inspired

Catherine’s story

When Catherine joined National Star, she was fiercely determined to achieve her two goals – to walk again and be able to live in her own home. Thanks to National Star, Catherine used crutches to collect her certificate during the 2015 leavers’ ceremony and has moved into her own home with 24-hour support. Read more about Catherine’s story

Ed’s story

When Ed started as a residential student at National Star, he wouldn’t speak up for himself and was nervous about trying anything new. His experience at college transformed him, giving him the independence and the confidence to find work. Read more about Ed’s story

Francesca’s story

‘National Star was life-changing for me,’ said Francesca. ‘I am now confident with who I am, independent and have made many lifelong friends.’ Read more about Francesca’s story

Charlie’s story

When Charlie, who has autism and severe learning difficulties, arrived at National Star, he struggled interacting with people he didn’t know. Now he is making the transition to long-term supported living – something his parents never thought possible. Read more about Charlie’s story

Jon’s story

At the age of 19, Jon sustained complex physical disabilities and a severe brain injury in a car accident. Jon came to National Star as a student, and he now lives in National Star’s long-term accommodation. Read more about Jon’s story

Help us keep our promise

Your Will is your chance to look after the people you love, and we understand this completely.

But if you would like to join us in our promise to young people with complex disabilities, please consider leaving us a gift in your Will. In return, our promise to you is that your gift will be spent wisely, cost effectively and where it is needed to make the greatest difference. 

If you have decided to include a gift to National Star in your Will, you will need some important information about us. Download our PDF guide with the details you’ll need to leave a gift to us in your Will

Find out more 

If you have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will to National Star, please contact Monica Farthing at information@nationalstar.org or on 01242 524478. We would love to hear from you.

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