A Legacy gave our girls more opportunities

A gift in a Will, or legacy, made a lasting impact in Sharon's District - Newquay St. Columb

The impact of this legacy will last for many generations to come. It's going to help us grow guiding in our area and create future Leaders.

We were surprised when we found out that we'd been left a gift of £20,000 in a Will.

It was a huge compliment that someone thought enough of our District to remember us in such a kind and generous way. It means that we are being recognised for the vital work we do with so many girls and have done for generations. It also means that our volunteers are being recognised for their tireless efforts week after week.

It's so good to know that people see the difference that guiding makes in their communities and to the girls themselves.

The difference the gift will make

We've decided that this gift will be used to help our girls and volunteers go to UK-based and international events, as well as take part in GOLD (Guiding Overseas Linked with Development) projects in counties they may never have dreamt of visiting, such as Malawi or Nepal.

The generosity of the donor has made it possible for many more girls to have life changing experiences. The District is in a low income area and if we didn't have this legacy, we know that the girls wouldn't have even tried to take up these opportunities, because they knew they would never reach the fundraising targets.

Help to grow guiding in our area

In the long term, it's going to help us grow guiding in our area and create future Leaders, because the girls will see first-hand the difference guiding has made to their lives and the difference they can make to others. The impact of this legacy will last for many generations to come.

I would encourage others to think about leaving a gift to Girlguiding in their Will because it means they have the opportunity to change so many lives for the better. As the gift we received was unrestricted we were able to use it where it was most needed in our District. It gives girls the opportunity to experience something new and shows the lasting impact of being involved in guiding.

Leaving a gift in your Will

Find out how leaving a gift to Girlguiding in your Will makes a huge difference to girls across the UK.