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Leave a Gift
in Your Will

At David Lewis we support people over a long period of time, so we know it’s really important to plan for the future.

A note from John Heritage, our Chief Executive…

“If you are considering leaving a legacy to David Lewis, then thank you. We’re aware that you will have many competing causes and priorities and we’re truly grateful that you’re here, reading this and thinking about doing something amazing for our Charity.

Every day I’m blown away by the remarkable care provided here at David Lewis. A legacy of any size will help secure that for future generations.

Once again, thank you. Rest assured, your intention to support us in this way is as important to us, as it is to you.”

If you know someone with complex needs, you'll be aware that support often needs to be life-long.

A legacy gift of any size will help us to build a future where people with learning disabilities, epilepsy, autism and complex needs are valued and heard.

Over the years we’ve received legacy gifts from families who have used our services. One of these gifts, from the Potten family helped re-open our onsite café which had closed during Covid. The café provides a safe space for people to learn skills. It’s a much loved social hub.

The family spoke to us about the importance of leaving a legacy to a place that has meant so much to them.

“We discussed as a family what we could do and decided to leave this gift, because it is important to us that the work of David Lewis continues. Having one of your family members in residential care is such an important and emotional decision. David Lewis made that easier, and we will forever be grateful for the opportunities given to our daughter. They provide a unique setting for people to flourish and it would be terrible if, for some reason, they weren’t there anymore. Directing this gift was one way we could help.”

On a daily basis we help people live remarkable lives. But there are many challenges awaiting the next generation. If you choose to remember David Lewis in your Will, it will help us to face the future with confidence.

Secure their future

Including us in your Will

Leaving a legacy to David Lewis is not as complicated as you might think. You can do it when you first make a Will, or if you already have a Will, you can add a codicil very easily.

Making a Will for the first time doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Many solicitors and Will writing companies even offer the service online. Or you can find a solicitor online through the Law Society.

We’re also delighted to offer a Free Will writing service, providing you with the opportunity to make a legally binding Will at no cost. This can be done online, in the convenience of your own home, or with a solicitor in selected areas. Please contact us to find out more. 

If you do choose to leave a gift in your Will to us, you’ll need to include our name, address, and registered charity number:

Name: The David Lewis Centre
Address: Mill Lane, Warford, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7UD
Registered charity number: 1000392

What kind of gift can you give to David Lewis?

  • You can leave a specific donation – This means you determine the precise sum that you want to give.
  • You can leave a share of your estate – This is where you leave the remainder of your estate after your debts have been settled and any legacies you leave to other people have been paid. This helps us as it is not affected by inflation over time.
  • You can leave a specific gift – Some people choose to leave an item, such as a piece of jewelry, a painting or a property.

What to do if you change your mind

We understand that circumstances may change, and you are always free to change your mind. You can amend your will either by re-writing it or adding a codicil at any time.

Thank you for considering David Lewis. For advice on how best to support us with a legacy, please contact us in confidence. 

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Responsible gambling

If you would like more information on responsible gambling, there are some websites you can visit:

Or you can contact the gambling support network, GamCare, confidentially on 0808 802 0133.

David Lewis does not promote the lottery to children under the age of 18. David Lewis has implemented the following procedures to prevent children under the age of 18 years old taking part in the lottery:

  • The minimum age for play is detailed on our website
  • Children under the age of 18 are flagged on our database
  • Where possible we check our database to ensure persons are above the legal age limit before data is supplied for the use of a lottery.