Holiday helpers required
We are in need of helpers for our one-week UK holiday in Babbacombe (Torquay, Devon) in July/August.
We have a waiting list of disabled guests keen to join this popular holiday, but we won't be able to offer them a place unless we get more helpers.
If you would be interested in helping, please contact Margaret at the office as soon as possible, for further information.
Jenny on Premier Radio!
Our DCF Coordinator, Jenny Edwards, appeared on Torch Trust's Insight programme on Sunday 7th February at 4.00pm
Insight is a weekly radio programme with a focus on disability and faith, presented by Marilyn Baker.
For more information about the Insight programme, and to learn a little more about Jenny, please follow this link.
Leaving a Legacy to TTR
Do you have the Will to change the Future?
Do consider leaving a bequest to Through the Roof in your Will. A bequest to Through the Roof also includes the work of Disabled Christians Fellowship and Wheels for the World.
Why write a Will?
We all need to be good stewards of our money and thinking ahead about our Will is one way of doing that.
No Will - no choice
If you don’t make a Will, statutory rules will determine what happens to your possessions. This may not be in accord with your wishes or expectations.
Ensure the right people benefit
The nearest member of your family will not necessarily inherit your estate. If you are married and have other family, your spouse will not automatically receive everything.
A gift to charity will be deducted from your estate before the calculation of inheritance tax.
Have a say in the future
By leaving a legacy to Through the Roof, you will be investing in the future and helping to make a hopeless future into a positive one. What your solicitor will need to know:
- The value and nature of your possessions
- Your choice of executors
- What you want to leave to whom
Leaving a legacy to Through the Roof will change lives.
What if I have already made my Will?
If you would like to leave a legacy to Through the Roof but have already written your Will, it’s still easy to do. You can add a codicil (which is a further document making a change or addition to a Will) which means you don’t have to rewrite your whole Will. We suggest that you contact a solicitor for advice.
Here’s an example of how to word a codicil:
“By this codicil to my last Will, I give to Through the Roof, Alpha House, Alpha Place, Garth Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4TQ registered charity number 1087788, (insert (a) or (b) as appropriate):
(a) the sum of £ (in figures) £ (in words)
(b) (a clear description of the relevant item of property e.g. ‘all of my silver jewellery excluding my rings’)
for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Director of Finance or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”
The codicil will need to be signed, dated and witnessed in the same way as your Will.
My Pledge of a legacy to Through the Roof
If you have decided to remember us in your Will, please would you tell us? We would love to thank you for your generosity, which will make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people
By remembering Through the Roof in your Will you’ll help us achieve many things…
- * You’ll help us improve the quality of life of thousands of disabled people in the UK and overseas through our support networks.
- * You’ll be bringing hope to those who are often without hope as we equip churches to bring the Gospel to disabled people.
- * Your legacy will mean that disabled children in developing countries may play with non-disabled children for the first time ever.
- * You’ll bring mobility to hundreds of people who, without wheelchairs, will spend the rest of their lives on their hands and knees.
- * You’ll enable us to help hundreds of Churches to better understand the needs of disabled Christians in the UK.
There are two main ways you can help Through the Roof in your will:
1. By making a pecuniary gift
This is a fixed amount of money. Over time, these gifts are likely to decrease in value due to inflation. Ask your solicitor about index linking your gift to protect its value.
This is an example of how to word such a pecuniary gift for a fixed amount of money:
“I give to Through the Roof of Unit B1, Aviary Court, 138 Miles Road, Epsom KT19 9AB, Registered Charity number 1087788, the sum of £ (in figures) £ (in words) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Director of Finance or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”
2. By making a residuary gift
This is a gift made from the remainder of your estate after other gifts have been made and debts and taxes have been deducted.
“I give all (or a share of to be specified) the residue of my estate after payment of all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, to Through the Roof of Unit B1, Aviary Court, 138 Miles Road, Epsom KT19 9AB registered charity number 1087788, for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Director of Finance or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.”
Your legacy to Through the Roof will change lives.
Through the Roof
P O Box 353
Phone: 01372 749955
Fax: 01372 737040
Recently Through the Roof were invited to present at the annual conference of the Adventist Special Needs Association in the West Midlands – please follow this link for more information about this inspirational day.
Caring for our Family
Care for the Family invited Through the Roof to exhibit at their conference in Northern Ireland and so Tim Wood travelled there to support and encourage TTR’s small team of volunteers in the Province, to raise awareness of the charity.
[Picture - John Brown presents materials at the Care for the Family conference]
Committed volunteers, Carol, John and new recruit Mary, along with Tim were able to speak to many interested delegates about the charity’s work and it is hoped the day will result in an increased number of speaking engagements as well as potential new volunteers to assist the current team-members. Conversations included John’s experiences in church, an Occupational Therapist’s interest in a Wheels trip as well as the need for practical assistance taking children’s wheelchairs to their storage container.
Tim benefited from the excellent Irish hospitality and a visit to the recently refurbished Orangefield church in Belfast, where they are committed to addressing the needs of disabled people as an integral part of all their activities. In the near future we will feature the activities of churches like Orangefield on our website pages to encourage other churches on their journey of inclusion.
Tim learned that the team travel widely to churches to speak about the work and encourage the inclusion of disabled people. They are also adept at collecting children’s wheelchairs for the charity’s Wheels for the World programme and have a designated storage container based in Hillsborough. It is hoped that new volunteers can assist with the work and a briefing day would be planned to support any new recruits.
If you have a spare hour or two and could get involved, please contact Northern Ireland Co-ordinator, Carol – 028 9094 7910