Leave a gift in your will

 Leave a gift in your will to hoppa to help elderly, lonely, and isolated people in your community.

A will is one of the most important documents you will ever write. When you have taken care of your loved ones, will you consider leaving a gift in your will to hoppa so that more older people living in Waverley can enjoy their independence for longer?

It’s easy to make a difference

If helping people to enjoy their independence for longer and to lead a less lonely life are causes that are close to your heart, then leaving a gift in your will to hoppa could give more people a renewed sense of freedom and happiness.

When you make or change your will, it is easy to leave a gift that will carry on helping hundreds of people in the Waverley area who face being housebound and socially isolated because they do not have access to transport.

Many of us take for granted the ability to travel freely and easily from A to B but for some it is not that easy. Making a legacy gift is one way to give others the freedom of travel to go about their day to day life.

Hoppa does more than get people from A to B

There are many reasons why people start to use the hoppa service. No matter the reason, we know that transportation helps give people a sense of purpose and improves the mental and physical health of lonely and isolated individuals.

Once experienced, it is not long before people begin to refer to it as a ‘lifeline’ or to say they ‘don’t know how they would manage without it’.

Gail and her colleagues are more than bus drivers. They are often described as kind, caring and helpful. This is so important for our customers who live alone, as their hoppa driver may be the first person they have seen or spoken to for several days.

For many of our members, hoppa represents freedom, independence and peace of mind. Without the service some say they would be housebound or forced to use costlier and less personal forms of transport to get to medical appointments or to buy their groceries.

How your gift could help

As a charity that combines business thinking with social values, we have grown from small beginnings to a point where we are able to provide services in Farnham, Godalming, Haslemere, Cranleigh and all the surrounding villages.

However, with vital services such as Hospital hoppa and dial-a-ride being cross-subsidised by our other services, we do still rely on grants, gifts and donations to expand our charitable services and to maintain our fleet of vehicles and a level of service that caters for the needs of our customers.

A gift from you will make it possible for hoppa to continue to provide a much-needed service to people who are socially isolated because they do not have access to any other form of transport.

Leaving a legacy is an opportunity to be as general or specific as you want to be. For example, you may decide to leave a gift for a new bus or you may want hoppa to subsidise services around an important holiday like Christmas or perhaps you would like to boost local employment opportunities by enabling more driver training to be offered.

If you do not have a particular project in mind, your gift could be kept general and help to keep all services running.

How to leave a gift in your will

Leaving a legacy gift in your will says you care about your own community and the other people that live in it. It’s a way to reveal your kindness and generosity and a way to leave your mark on the place or places in which you have lived.

Leaving a gift in your will isn’t complicated to do. A solicitor or a will writer will ensure your wishes are well-expressed in an appropriate and correct legal manner. You may choose to leave a lump sum gift or a percentage of your residual estate.

The Law Society provides a directory of solicitors in the area including those who specialise in wills and probate. Find a solicitor.

If you would like more information about how you can leave a gift to Waverley hoppa Community Transport, please do contact us at enquiries@hoppa.org.uk

Thank you!

We truly appreciate every single gift, no matter its size. Every gift is important to our future and important to the people who need and rely on hoppa.

If you do decide to leave a gift to hoppa, please do let us know as we would like the opportunity to say thank you.

 

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