Help us to continue our story by leaving us a gift in your Will
Share your love of a good book… with future generations
Calibre Audio brings the joy of books to anyone with a disability that makes reading print difficult. We do this by connecting our members to the books that they love through a free audiobook service. As a national charity that receives no government funding, a third of our income each year comes from generous gifts that are left to us in people's Wills.
Why Do I need a Will?
A Will is a legally binding document which sets out your instructions of how your money, possessions and property (altogether called your ‘Estate’) should be dealt with after you die.
Having a Will makes it easier for people you care about to follow your wishes and it can include any personal requests you would like. For example, who you would like to look after your children or pets, what type of funeral you want and who you would like to carry out the instructions of your Will (known as your Executors).
If you do not already have a Will, then you’ll find that making one is not as difficult or as expensive as you might think. The average cost of a simple individual Will is around £150 and for a joint Will, the cost is usually around £300.
Why leaving a gift in your Will to Calibre is so important
If you have used our service or you know somebody who has, you'll know the difference that our books make to our members' lives. Our service promotes inclusion by ensuring that everyone has access to the books they want and enjoy, regardless of their disability. Reading can prevent isolation and provide mental stimulation by giving people a link to the outside world. Being absorbed in a good book can transport them to other places and times and often help them escape the confines of their four walls. Our service has been described by many of our members as quite literally, a lifeline.
We want to ensure that members can continue to enjoy the stories we send them for as long as they need them. By leaving us a gift in your Will, you will be ensuring that we can continue our story as well and supporting future generations of Calibre members.
My name is Annie, I'm almost 87, and have been partially sighted for several years. During this time, I have listened to many great stories from Calibre. Before, I loved to read. In May this year I had Covid-19 and a pacemaker fitted and most of my 2 week stay in hospital I was in isolation so you can imagine what a lifeline your books were to me.
Annie from Luton who has left Calibre a gift in her Will
How to leave a gift to Calibre in your Will
After looking after those most important to you, if you would like to leave Calibre a gift in your Will, you have the choice to leave a share of your Estate (which can be as little as 1%) or you can leave a specified amount. Any gift of any size that you choose to leave will ensure that future generations of members can continue to enjoy their love of books.
The only details that you will need to give to your solicitor is Calibre’s name, address and registered Charity number which are as follows:
Charity Commission number: 286614
If you would like to talk to us about leaving a gift in your Will to Calibre Audio, please contact Terry Squire by calling 01296 380 558 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the December issue of our quarterly supporter newsletter here.
If you do not have a solicitor, you can find one local to you through the Law Society website.
The following bodies give further advice on Wills:
You can listen to an audio copy of our gifts in Wills brochure here. Alternatively, if you would like to download a pdf copy of the brochure see below. For a copy in large print please contact Terry Squire and he will arrange for a copy to be sent to you in the post.
Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift in your Will to Calibre.