Leaving a Legacy to the BSACI
How you can help - A letter from our Past President Glenis Scadding
The BSACI continues to be committed to the provision of high quality, NHS based allergy services to those suffering from allergic disease and related disorders of the immune system. We strive towards this via a pedagogic approach that places an emphasis on training and on standards of care at both the Primary and Secondary level, and through encouragement of scientific research into allergy and immunology via our journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy and our meetings and awards.
With this in mind, I would like to make a direct and candid appeal for your help. I am sure you have considered leaving money to a charity in your will and I would like to inquire as to whether you might choose to leave a legacy to the BSACI. A pledge of your continuing support would safeguard the Society's aims and help us to plan for the future with confidence.
When I joined the BSACI it was a small organisation run by Sue Duff part time in her spare bedroom - we now have our own office, over 700 members, an excellent journal and meetings and guidelines which are highly respected worldwide. Our staff now number four - and all are working hard. We need to build on this firm base: making our guidelines compatible with SIGN methodology in order to be included in the quality and outcomes framework, increasing size of our meetings and maintaining its scientific and clinical validity, whilst continuing to educate trainees and primary care practitioners and helping to finance the accreditation scheme and the National Allergy Strategy Group. It may also prove necessary to fund work showing the socio-economic benefits of allergy diagnosis and treatment. In order to accomplish all this we need guaranteed future funding.
Please click here (6,018kb) for details about leaving a legacy and explanation of the terms pecuniary or residuary. Whatever type of legacy you may decide to leave to the BSACI, we advise you to consult your solicitor before appending your will. I hope you will consider remembering the BSACI and ask that you let me know, by completing this form (68kb), so that we can plan more assuredly for the future and thank you for your gift.
Glenis K Scadding, BSACI Past President
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