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Remember a Charity Week

RNIB is part of Remember a Charity Week, 11 to 17 September, a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills to charities and the incredible impact they have on peoples’ lives.

Joyce sitting at a table in a restaurant

Joyce decided to leave RNIB a gift in her Will. Her children were both born with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis and she and her family received lots of support over the years from us.

"I hope my legacy gift will support parents coming to terms with their children’s diagnosis, giving them somewhere to turn for help and just having someone there to listen." - Joyce

Gifts like Joyce’s help people like Kimberley participate equally.

Kimberley painting on a large canvas

Kimberley Burrows, age 33, was born with congenital cataracts, she then lost a lot of her vision due to double retinal detachment at the age of 28 in 2018.

She has always been an artist, since she was young with her love for illustration. After losing a lot of her sight Kimberley decided to change mediums in order to continue to pursue her passion for art.

"I’ve used RNIB Helpline to get advice from the Benefits Team with regards to becoming a freelance artist, how that will impact my income as a disabled person and what help I may be entitled to. Finding out about things like that is why RNIB Helpline is such a great resource. Having those conversations has given me such peace of mind and has been so beneficial." - Kimberley

Find out more about gifts in Wills

Order a free copy of our Will Guide, which includes handy FAQs about gifts in Wills, information on our free Will-writing services and more stories like Joyce and Kimberley’s.