Whether you have already written your will or are thinking about writing one in the near future, we ask that you consider leaving a legacy to Listening Books. Whatever the amount, your gift could make a vital difference to the lives of our members for years to come.
For many of our older members with physical or visual impairments, such as arthritis or glaucoma, our service not only provides a link to the wonderful world of books but is often a relief from pain, boredom and loneliness.
Through our Sound Learning programme for young members in education, our catalogue also supports the National Curriculum. Our audiobooks allow our young members with disabilities such as dyslexia – who number in the thousands – to access literature appropriate to their age rather than their reading age, helping them to decode the text. Our service helps students with print impairments to realise their full potential and avoid the negative spiral of underachievement, exclusion, anti-social behaviour and unemployment.
We are continuously striving to bring the best possible service to our members and are proud of the work we have done in recent years to achieve this. However, there is still a lot more that we would like to achieve in order to reach the many people out there who would benefit from the life-enhancing effects our audiobooks can bring. It is also essential that we maintain an excellent standard of service for existing members. Leaving a gift to Listening Books in your will could make an incredible difference in breaking down the barriers to the written word for people with print impairments.
Your solicitor will be able to advise on how you could include a legacy to Listening Books in your will. S/he will need to know our Registered Charity Number: 264221. If you are intending to help us in this way, we would be grateful if you could inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 020 7407 9417. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.