Legacy Donations

The BDA has been involved in research and projects to support individuals of all ages in overcoming challenges associated with dyslexia. By including the BDA in your final wishes, you will be helping us to continue our support and make society even more dyslexia aware..

Dyslexia is a genetic neurological condition and can so often impact generations of a family. By leaving a gift to the BDA in your final wishes, you will be helping us in our mission of creating a dyslexia friendly society.

After over 45 years of campaigning for improved awareness of dyslexia, the BDA relies on charitable donations from individuals and organisations to support the work we do. Dyslexia is not a ‘new’ disability, but the awareness and impact it can have on people’s daily lives is only just becoming common knowledge.

Below are some helpful hints to help you get started in writing your Will.

Use prompts to help focus your mind, e.g. Where, When, Who, What, How

Visualise: If you are put off my lists of words try mind maps, or using colours to identify different information types. Try using pictures or writing a section in particular room in the house.

Break tasks into manageable chunks, if you are writing your own will or using a solicitor you will need to have an understanding of what is required. This could result in your working memory becoming ‘overloaded’, try identifying logical sections and working on them at a time.

Proofreading: If you know you have difficulty identifying unfamiliar legal phrasing or words ask a trusted friend / partner to read the document to you.

If you would like to find out more about the British Dyslexia Association or how you can suport our work, please contact Liz Loly, Communications and Relationships Manager on 07458 033 935 or by email.