Once again, as part of a national campaign, we’ve pledged to help clients remember a charity when writing their Will.
The “Remember a Charity in Your Will” campaign, which runs from September 5 to September 11, 2022, aims to encourage people to leave a gift or donation in their Will after providing for their family and friends.
This year’s campaign asks the simple and direct question, ‘Will you remember a charity in your will?‘ in an emotive film featured on social media.
We’ve long been supporters of Remember a Charity, which was formed in 2000 by a consortium of charities. Today, as a collective voice for over 200 charities, the campaign organisers work with the legal profession, the government and employers to normalise legacy giving.
Normalising legacy giving
Over the past twenty years, there has certainly been a change in the number of people leaving gifts to charity, with a 30% rise in the proportion of people choosing to donate in this way.
There’s still a great deal of awareness needed, though, as Daryl Griffiths, CEO of Burnett Barker Solicitors, says:
“Although legacy giving is on the rise, many people are still unaware that they can help charities this way. There’s a common misconception that legacy giving is reserved for the wealthy, but a gift or donation to charity, no matter how large or small, can make a real difference.
“Whether it’s hospice care, helping the homeless, saving lives at sea or rescuing animals, charities play a vital role in driving positive, lasting change.
“That’s why we’re raising awareness by informing our clients of their options. Remember a Charity is a great opportunity to promote the importance of having an up-to-date Will, as well as opening up conversations on legacy giving and the associated tax breaks.”
Leave a gift to charity for no extra cost
If you wish to leave a gift or donation to a charity or an organisation in your Will, we can arrange this for you for no extra charge. This is another one of the benefits of our fixed fee Wills service, which starts from as little as £300 (including VAT) for a standard single Will.
Before making your Will, we always recommend you meet one of our specialist Wills Solicitors for a free initial consultation, who will help you explore your options. To book a consultation, please call us on 01284 701131.