We understand that providing for your loved ones is most important and this can be achieved with a legal Will. Also, with thoughtful planned giving being part of managing your estate, you have the opportunity to create a lasting legacy. By leaving a bequest gift in memory of someone special or to ensure others are better off, will mean that you will be recognised forever. A bequest gift to the Guide Dog Foundation, will create this legacy of your generosity living on through the positive impact made to people who are blind or vision impaired.
If you choose to leave us a gift in your Will, please let us know. We would like to recognise your gift during your lifetime by welcoming you as a member of the Arnold Cook Society.
The society honours Dr Arnold Cook, whose pioneering work in establishing the Guide Dog movement in Western Australia has improved the lives of thousands of people who are blind or vision impaired.
His support for VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA began in the 1980’s, and over three decades his generosity progressed from giving regularly to our direct mail appeals to becoming a major donor for some of our significant campaigns. Frank was an “everyday man” who gave discreetly, and on the rare occasions he stopped in to make his donation in person, he would leave before we had a chance to thank him for his generosity.
As fate would have it, on the occasions we arranged for Frank to tour the organisation, meet some of our staff and see first-hand how his generosity had helped improve the lives of our clients living with blindness or vision loss, life got in the way and he was unable to make it.
Ultimately, he had made the important decision to leave a lasting legacy to VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA when he left a bequest in his Will.
We are sure Frank’s empathy toward people – and in particular children – who are blind or vision impaired was genuine and heartfelt. This was reflected in his approach to life and his desire to support others in his community.
When Frank passed away, his family decided to further honour Frank’s memory and sponsored a Guide Dog puppy with the remainder of the funds from his estate. This gorgeous black puppy ‘Mitchell’ entered the Guide Dog program in 2015 and, like Frank, will one day change a life.
Frank’s generosity will have a lasting impact for many years to come and his legacy will live forever.
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