Fundraising Appeals - Legacies

It is a daily struggle for Galloway's to raise the £850,000 a year which is needed to meet the cost of our various services. However, although large, this sum only just pays for our day to day ongoing work.

This means that for new projects and the replacement of major items, we have to rely on the generosity of people who remember Galloway's in their Will.

Grateful Thanks

People like Mrs Ruth Swan, whose £2,000 gift funded the cost of our digital copying machine for our talking newspaper and magazine service. This wonderful gift enabled us to produce more recordings of better sound quality, in less time, benefitting around 3000 people each week.

In 1995 Mrs Walker of Penwortham, left Galloway's over £130,000 which helped us to provide supported living accommodation for six visually impaired people within the grounds of Howick House. Her kindness and our appreciation of her generosity will go on far into the future.

Galloway's would not be here without people leaving us bequests, our whole existence at Howick House is due to the will of William Wilding Galloway whose £10,000 gift in the 1930s purchased Howick House, a building whilst now being the centre of services to blind people across Lancashire, is valued at over £800,000.

Leave the World a better place

Your bequest, to Galloway's Society for the Blind will go on supporting and improving the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people far into the future, it is truly a gift beyond your time.

Help with making a will

The Society has a Free Will scheme operating with a number of supportive solicitors across the district. This means that your will can be drawn up Free of Charge. All you need to do is contact us first and we'll put you in touch with a choice of local Solicitors. We will not and can not insist you leave Galloway's a bequest in your Will, but several people have and we hope you will too - and remember, everything you discuss between you and your Solicitor is confidential.

For further information or just a confidential chat, please contact Peter Taylor on 01772 753709 or write to Galloway's Society for the Blind, Howick House, Howick Park Ave, Penwortham Preston PR1 0LS. You can also email me on

If you do decide to help us in this way we will never know until it's too late to thank you. Therefore, please accept our thanks now on behalf of the future generations of blind and partially sighted people whose quality of life you will influence by your kindness.

Leave money to Galloway's Society for the Blind? That's the last thing we want you to do!