Leaving a gift in your will

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your will to Henshaws. Your generosity will help us to continue to provide support for people with disabilities in your local area for many years to come.

Sam in the Arts & Crafts garden

What difference will my gift make?

It was only thanks to the generosity of Thomas Henshaw leaving a gift in his will that Henshaws started over 180 years ago and since then, our generous supporters have helped thousands of people living with disabilities throughout the North of England.

Whether it has been through providing someone with a disability with the space to explore their creativity at the Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough or ensuring that those visiting the eye clinic in Manchester get specialist advice from one of our Patient Support officers, your support will help us make sure that no-one with a disability is alone in the future.

An art maker playing the rainbow coloured hand bells in our multisensory workshop while workshop leader plays the guitar

How can I leave a gift in my will?

Once you’ve provided for your friends and family, Henshaws would be extremely grateful for either a percentage of your estate or a fixed donation which will allow us to continue to provide the much needed support that those we work with need. We would strongly advise that you talk to a solicitor when writing or updating your will.

If you have decided to leave a gift in your Will to Henshaws, then we would like you to say a huge thank you.

For more information, please contact our Individual Giving Fundraiser, Kat Parry, on 0300 222 5555 or by emailing kat.parry@henshaws.org.uk.

Neville's Story

In his death, Neville chose to leave just over £2.5m which was mostly shared between charities including St Michael’s Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support and Henshaws.

Thanks to a generous gift in Neville’s will, Henshaws will be able to develop new workshops at its Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough allowing Art Makers to become more independent and less isolated. We will also be converting one of the houses at our college into supported living for young people with learning disabilities; allowing many more to gain skills, independence and grow friendships in a safe environment.


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