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Gordon decided to leave Scope a gift in his will. Below he tells us why he chose to support us in this very special way.
Why did you decide to support disabled people with a gift in your Will?
“Because my own daughter Rhona was disabled, and my wife and I thought that we would leave a legacy in her name.
“When Rhona was born on New Year’s Day in 1959, we found out she had cerebral palsy. We were told that Rhona probably would not live longer than four years, but she had the most amazing hold on life. She saw another forty New Year’s Days.
“From our own experience, we found that disabled young people like Rhona are not treated particularly well, and charities like Scope are vital to improving their welfare.”
Why do you think that other supporters should join you in leaving a legacy?
“My wife and I believed that it was our duty to attend, properly, to the needs of those in society who face disadvantages. I think that charities have an increasingly important role in this, so it’s essential for people like us, who have the means, to give to charity where we can.
“In our case we have experienced disability face on, and have seen the impact that support can have. Some people need that extra help and guidance. It is because of this that we have supported Scope where possible, and I would encourage you to do the same.”
Make or update your Will for free
Solicitors’ fees can add up, so we’re offering our supporters who are over the age of 55 the chance to make or update a Will for free. We will even come to your home or office, and take care of the paperwork there and then. You’re under no obligation to remember Scope in your Will – but if you did, you would have an incredible impact on disabled people and their families, long into the future.