A charity is looking for willing partners in the hope of increasing donations from people wish to leave money in their will.
Galloway’s Society for the Blind currently supports around 7000 blind and visually impaired people across Lancashire and Sefton, but the demand for its services is set to increase dramatically over the next few years due to the number of people living longer and experiencing sight loss through such conditions as macular degeneration.
Galloway’s Peter Taylor said: “We would appeal to anyone who is making or revising the will to ‘give thanks for a lifetime of sight’ by leaving a bequest the Galloway’s”
The charity, established in Preston in 1867 is one of the oldest and largest of its type in the UK, providing a range of services to visually impaired people throughout Lancashire and Sefton.
Peter added: “It’s a daily struggle to maintain the income to meet the costs of our day to day services, but any expansion, or the replacement of a major piece of equipment has always depended on the kindness of people who leave money to us in their wills. With the projected increase in the numbers of people with a sight loss over the next decade and beyond, we need to increase the income we get from legacies if we are going to be able to cope”.
Further information call Galloway’s on 01772 744148.