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The importance of remembering a charity in your Will


This week (7th – 13th September 2015) is ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’.

74% of the UK population supports charities and when asked almost half of those people say they would be happy to leave a charitable gift in their will once family and friends are provided for.

The problem is that very few actually do. If just 4% more did, it would generate an extra £1 billion for UK charities every year.

On 5th July 2015, to help raise awareness for leaving a gift to charity in your Will, 6 Extreme Will Writers, an Extreme Solicitor and many others, got together to write a gift in their will – in the most extreme circumstance they could think of:

Only a small proportion of us set our affairs in order with a properly arranged Will.

Costing surprisingly little, a Will gives you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be provided for. It also gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. Legacies are the foundation of many good causes in the UK and you don’t need to leave a lot to charity to make a substantial difference.

Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, has said: “Gifts in Wills are the foundation of many of Britain’s charities, creating more than £2 billion for the provision of critical services each year. We hope Remember a Charity Week 2015 will reach our biggest audience to date thanks to the support of Government bodies, charities and solicitors.”

This Remember A Charity Week, why not consider your Will and ensure it’s up to date. Think about everything that’s important to you, from family, friends and also charity.

You don’t have to go to extremes to become a living legend… you just need to leave a gift to charity in your Will.

Last year our specialist solicitors helped hundreds of people make their Wills.

Get in touch. We can help.

Call us on 01284 701131 or send us a message.