Leaving a Legacy

A legacy is a very personal type of giving with benefits that will be felt beyond your own lifetime within the lives of many people you may never have met. 


It’s a very tangible way for all who knew you to celebrate your life and achievements and look to the future.

Colin Line (pictured right) was a great botanist and agronomist with a First Class Degree from Reading University in Agriculture.  Striking up a deep friendship with his neighbours which lasted over 30 years, Colin enjoyed discussing Sue Twigg’s work at Thrive and helping her husband Bob with a variety of building projects. 

When he died aged 89 in 2013 he decided to leave his estate to three charities including Thrive with the instructions that the money be used on a capital building project to support client gardeners.  

Today, a fully accessible kitchen and wet room facility at Thrive’s head office is the result, enabling those with illness or disability to work 'from plot to plate’, cooking the produce that they grow and being able to leave the mud of the garden behind them before heading home!

Indeed, Thrive would not be the charity it is today without a great deal of help from The Rev'd Dr Geoff Udall, a wonderful kind and caring man who bequeathed us his Trunkwell Estate in this lovely Berkshire village.

If you haven’t yet made a will, whether or not you plan to leave Thrive a legacy, you can help.

Hewetts Solicitors in Reading are supporting Thrive through a Legacy Project, making a 10% donation to Thrive for every Will made with them when people mention the charity and other solicitors around the country are joining in.  Click here for more information

Legacies big or small enable Thrive to help future generations of people of all ages facing illness, disability or isolation to benefit from gardening therapy into the future.