Why We Need Your Support

We are not able to prevent cerebral palsy. Yet.

The William Little Foundation is the only UK charity whose remit is to seek to prevent CP. Our research has shown there are possible ways in which we can prevent CP, but more research is needed to build the evidence base for this.

We urgently need funds to enable us to continue this research and we can only do this with your help. Anything you can do, whether it’s make a donation, fundraise for us or volunteer, will help us to turn hope into reality – a world without CP.

Please look at the options below to see the ways in which you can help us. Click here to contact us if you want to discuss how you can support us.

I want to donate to help raise awareness of cerebral palsy and to ensure that those affected by cerebral palsy benefit from improved services and support:

  • Make a Monthly Donation
  • Make a One-Time Donation

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I want to donate to research that will help prevent cerebral palsy:

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  • Make a One-Time Donation

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Philanthropy: How You Can Support Us

Whether you’re an individual or represent a charitable trust, your gift would have a transformative impact on one of our priority areas of either research or supporting the cerebral palsy community.

Our current priorities are:

If you would like to discuss supporting one of these key initiatives shown in Our Current Work, please click here to contact our Chief Executive via email.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Thank you for considering leaving the William Little Foundation a gift in your Will. Legacy gifts are vital support for us, helping to ensure that we remain at the forefront of pioneering research into the causes of cerebral palsy.

What types of gift can you leave?

The most common types of gifts left in Wills are:

  • A residuary gift. The residue (or a proportion of the residue) of an estate after all other gifts, debts and expenses have been paid.
  • A pecuniary gift. A fixed sum of money.
  • A reversionary gift. A two-stage gift where assets are first held in a trust to provide some benefit to an individual. This could be a property for them to live in or income generated by investments. Once that individual’s need for the property (or trust) ends, the assets then pass to a second beneficiary, such as a charity.
  • A specific gift. An identifiable asset such as a property, an investment or a piece of jewellery.

If you have any questions about the kind of gift you’d like to leave in your Will, please click here to contact our Chief Executive via email or speak to your solicitor.

How do I include the William Little Foundation in my Will?

We recommend you use a solicitor or professional Will writer to have your Will drafted. The cost is relatively modest and it can help reduce the likelihood of your wishes being challenged after you pass away. You can inform your solicitor or professional Will writer that you would like to leave a gift to the Foundation, and they will help you to include it in your wishes.

The full legal description that should always be used to describe the charity in a Will is: The William Little Foundation, Pinero House, 115a Harley Street, London, W1G 6AR (Registered Charity Number 803551).

Making a straightforward change to your Will

You can easily update your Will using a document called a codicil. This makes a simple amendment to your current Will. It’s completed in the same way as your Will and should be stored with it. We’ve provided legal wording for your use below, but you may want to check with your solicitor or professional Will writer to ensure your wishes will be met.

Making a significant change to your Will

If you would like to make significant changes to your Will, we recommend that you consult your solicitor or professional Will writer and consider having it redrafted.

Wording for your Will

When leaving a gift to the William Little Foundation, you can use the wording below to draft or amend your Will.

Wording if you’re leaving the William Little Foundation a percentage of your estate (also referred to as a residuary gift):

I give ……. per cent (…….%) of the residue of my real and personal estate to the William Little Foundation of Pinero House, 115a Harley Street, London, W1G 6AR (Registered Charity Number 803551) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of the William Little Foundation shall be sufficient discharge for my Executors.

Wording if you’re leaving the William Little Foundation a fixed sum of money (also referred to as a pecuniary gift):

I give ……. pounds (£…….) to William Little Foundation of Pinero House, 115a Harley Street, London, W1G 6AR (Registered Charity Number 803551) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of the William Little Foundation shall be sufficient discharge for my Executors.

Wording if you’re leaving the William Little Foundation a particular asset (also referred to as a specific gift):

I give my ……. (include a description of the asset here) to William Little Foundation of Pinero House, 115a Harley Street, London, W1G 6AR (Registered Charity Number 803551) and the receipt of a duly authorised officer for the time being of the William Little Foundation shall be sufficient discharge for my Executors.

Further information

If you are looking after the final affairs of someone who has died, or you are organising a funeral collection or donations in memory of them, please click here to contact our Chief Executive via email for guidance on how to make payment of a legacy gift.

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