An invitation for BRACE supporters

This year, BRACE is launching a special legacy initiative. It is called the 1987 Foundation and it has been created as a membership organisation to thank all supporters who pledge a future gift in their Will to BRACE. Membership is free and comes with significant benefits and privileges.

Members of the 1987 Foundation will be invited to an annual lunch which, in this inaugural year, will be hosted by BBC presenter and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby.  The lunch will also be an opportunity to meet BRACE founder, Professor Gordon Wilcock, BRACE funded dementia research scientists and the Chair of Trustees, Professor Stephen Lisney.

The annual members lunch will take place on or around 24th September every year, the date the charity was founded 31 years ago.

Should you decide to join the 1987 Foundation the size and nature of your pledge will remain completely confidential to you and you can also remain anonymous if you so choose.

Please consider joining us at the 2018 inaugural 1987 Foundation lunch event

The Benefits:

  • As a member of the 1987 Foundation you will be invited to a special annual lunch on or around 24 September each year, the date when in 1987 the charity BRACE was founded.

  • Opportunities to meet and ask questions to our world class BRACE funded dementia research scientists, BRACE Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive as well as meet one of BRACE’s celebrity Ambassadors.

  • You will have the opportunity to meet with other members of the 1987 Foundation and learn how your pledge will make a difference in the fight to defeat these diseases.

  • With your permission, members of ‘The 1987 Foundation’ will also be thanked on our website and in the supporter pages of our Annual Report. Please be assured it is also possible to pledge a future gift but choose to remain anonymous.

  • We understand that legacy gifts are a very personal matter and we take great care to ensure that our members’ wishes are understood. By joining ‘The 1987 Foundation’ you will have the opportunity to talk to members of staff about our legacy programme and ask questions about your legacy.

  • Past gifts in Wills to BRACE have made a huge impact in helping fund world class clinical and laboratory dementia research. It is thanks to legacies that science is now closer to understanding the causes of these diseases – which is the key to a cure. Significantly, legacies are the bedrock on which pioneering dementia research can achieve success, to find better treatments and change futures.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of joining the BRACE 1987 Foundation please contact Amanda Cole in the BRACE office on 0117 414 4831 or email [email protected]

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