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Studies have shown that people with cataracts have worse health and vision-related quality of life than controls with normal vision (Hannah Kuper and Sarah Polack, ICEH/LSHTM)
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Your Will - A vision for future generations

How your legacy could change a child's life

Emmanuel after his cataract operation
Born with cataracts in both his eyes, Emmanuel missed out on so much during his childhood. Like being able to read. And playing games with his friends. He was even denied the simple pleasure of being able to see his own mother clearly .

Emmanuel was totally blind in one eye, and the other was just good enough to give him a little peripheral vision. But thanks to our kind supporters, Emmanuel's sight has been restored by doctors at a CBM supported Eye Hospital. 

Emmanuel can now see again. And when we asked him about the most interesting thing he'd seen since his operation, he replied: "Momma!"

Our compassionate instinct is to reach out to children like Emmanuel. And while this is not always possible during our lifetime, with a legacy to CBM, you can continue reaching out time and time again. 


How to include CBM in your will

If you are planning to leave CBM a gift in your will, it's very important that you consult your solicitor about the correct procedure. There are two ways you can leave a gift in your will. You can give a specific amount of money, or a specific item (known as a pecuniary bequest). Or you can leave a proportion of what's left over after you provide for your family and loved ones (known as a residuary bequest). 

A residuary bequest  

"I give to CBM Ireland, M:TEK Building, Knockaconny, Co. Monaghan, all (or a fraction) of the residue of my estate whatsoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer of other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same".

A pecuniary bequest

"I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to CBM Ireland, M:TEK Building, Knockaconny, Co. Monaghan and I direct the the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same".

No legacy is too small 

Anyone can leave a legacy to CBM. Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a real difference. That's the wonderful thing about leaving a legacy to CBM, because even a gift that helps just one person, will have far reaching effects for their family and future generations. 

Our promise to you

We appreciate how personal and sensitive this process is, which is why we make these five promises to you:

 1.Your family comes first  
When writing your will , we know that family and loved ones come first. Above all, we want you to be happy with the decision you're making.

2. We'll respect your privacy 
Our intention is to provide you with information and confidential advice. We will never pry, or try to pressure you in any way. Please let us know if you ever feel we have overstepped this important mark. 

3. We'll respect your right to change your mind at any time
Your choice to support CBM, is just that, your choice. And we respect your right to change it

4. We promise you absolute confidentiality 
CBM promises to keep all and any information you do choose to share with us in the strictest confidence, And we will never share it with anyone else. 

5. We'll tell you how your legacy will be used
CBM promises to use your legacy to the maximum benefit of the people we work with. However, if you would like to know more about the effectiveness of our projects, or would like to speak to us about specifying how your gift should be used, you can contact Brenda Clerkin, our dedicated Legacies Manager at any time.

You can contact Niamh by phone: 01 8730300;  by email: niamhferris@cbm.ie; or by post at the following address: CBM Ireland, 176 Ivy Exchange, Granby Place, Dublin 1


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