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In Memory Giving

In memory giving, for example leaving a legacy or making a donation in lieu of flowers, helps ensure that our work to get more people with disabilities involved with and taking part in sport across Northern Ireland will continue.

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You might like to think about making access to sport for everyone your lasting legacy by making a gift to us in your will.

You can also make a donation in memory of a loved one in various ways including donations in-lieu of flowers or by setting up a Tribute Fund in their name.

In-Lieu of Flowers Donations

We are very grateful for donations in lieu of flowers after a bereavement. Many people like to remember a charity in this way, especially if it is a cause their loved one was passionate about or involved with. The funeral director who is helping you make arrangements can usually take care of this for you, just mention to them that you would like donations in-lieu of flowers to go to Disability Sport NI and they will normally do everything else. If there is any additional support we can provide, or if you would like to have donations sent directly to us rather than via the funeral director please do not hesitate to get in touch,

Tribute Funds

Setting up a Tribute Fund to commemorate and celebrate the memory of a loved one can be a special and poignant way to support the work of Disability Sport NI. 

You can create an in memory page on JustGiving, where you can talk about the person you're remembering (using words, photos and videos) and explain why you're raising money in their memory. Your friends and family can give directly to your page easily, safely and securely, wherever they are, whenever they want to. This could include special occasions, dates and anniversaries.

Click Here to visit Disability Sport NI's Justgiving page. 

Legacy Donations

There are generally three main types of gift that people leave to charities in their will which is also known as a legacy donation:

  • Specific Bequest: This is when you choose to leave a specific item such as a painting, jewellery or even your home.
  • Pecuniary Bequest: This is when you leave a specific sum of money to a person, organisation or charity. Please remember that inflation may impact on the amount the beneficiary may actually receive.
  • Residual Bequest: This is when you choose to leave whatever is left over once all of your other bequests have been made and all the costs met. A Residual Bequest is the most valuable gift to Disability Sport NI as your legacy will be less affected by inflation.

If you have already made a will:

If you have already made a Will and would like to include a legacy to Disability Sport NI, all you have to do is:

  • Contact your solicitor.
  • Instruct the solicitor that you would like to leave a legacy.
  • Discuss the details of the legacy.
  • Your solicitor can then add your request to your will (this is known as a Codicil).

If you have yet to make a will:

The first step is to speak to a solicitor. This ensures that your will is legally correct and that all your wishes are carried out. Your solicitor will discuss all aspects of your bequest including whether you would like to leave a legacy to any charity.

Your solicitor can then help you to:

  • Value your estate.
  • Choose those friends and relatives you would like to receive a gift.
  • Decide what you would like them to receive.
  • Choose your Executors (people whose duty it is to carry out the wishes in your Will).
  • Include any charities you would like to remember in your will.

We would be honoured If you do decide to pledge to support Disability Sport NI by means of a gift in your will and it would be lovely if you were to let us know about your pledge. That way we can keep in touch with you and you can receive regular updates about our work.

Please be aware though we are not equipped to provide you with any form of legal advice about legacies or wills in general, we strongly suggest that you make contact with a solicitor when contemplating making or changing your will.

For more information or to have a chat about the various ways you can show support Disability Sport NI with an in memory gift, please contact our Fundraising & Communications Manager by telephone: 028 9046 9925 textphone: 028 9046 3494 or email: fundraising@dsni.co.uk