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Thanks to Will - Skill's vital work continued

Skill is a charity that might not have been around today or achieved such successful change in education for disabled people if it hadn't been for a donation left to Skill in a Will. Skill has joined over 80 other charities in the current Remember a Charity campaign. The campaign encourages people to take the easy, tax effective step of leaving a legacy to a charity in their Will.

Barbara Waters, Skill's Chief Executive, said "Skill's own experience is a really good example of how important legacies left to charities can be. In the late 1990s it took just one legacy to give Skill sufficient security to expand its information service team and develop new services including its popular website, www.skill.org.uk. Skill's information service now helps hundreds of thousands of disabled young people and adult learners every year.

Another legacy enabled Skill's Scottish office to survive hard times and to continue providing localised advice and support for Scottish learners. Of course not everyone can leave a large legacy to charity like these. But for smaller charities, like Skill, every little helps and makes an appreciable difference.

By working together with other charities in the Remember a Charity campaign, we can use our resources more effectively to show the public how easily they can make a difference by remembering a charity in their will."

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For more information, contact Liz Victor at Skill, Tel: 0207 450 0643, Email: lizv@skill.org.uk.


Notes for Editors

1. Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities gives information and advice to thousands of disabled students every year on how to maximise their experiences in education (higher and further), volunteering, training, and employment. The Skill information service is open from Monday to Thursday, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, on 0800 328 5050 (voice) or 0800 068 2422 (text). Extensive information is publicly available on Skill's website: www.skill.org.uk. Skill also advises government policy makers and disseminates good practice through publications, conferences and professional networks. Skill is a registered charity with offices in London, Belfast and Edinburgh.

2. For more information about the Remember a Charity campaign, go to www.rememberacharity.org.uk



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