It's Remember A Charity Week until September 18.
Gifts in Wills underpin the work of many UK charities including here at St Andrew's.
Legacy income is currently worth more than £2.5-billion a year – the largest single income to charities in the UK. Since Remember A Charity was formed, legacy giving has continued to rise, with 6.3% of the UK population now leaving a gift in their Will.
Remember A Charity forms partnerships with legal firms, the UK and Scottish Governments and the private sector, encouraging more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their will. It is the biggest legacy campaign in the world, aiming to do what no single charity can do alone – making legacy giving a social norm.
There are plenty of ways to make a Remember A Charity partnership work for your business, employees and partners. We want to make sure that having a Will is part of normal future planning in the same way that pension plans or life insurance are.
Growing the sector by just 4% could raise an extra £1 billion for UK charities. Imagine what a difference that could mean in terms of tackling poverty, loneliness, social exclusion and many more of the nation’s biggest challenges.
To find out more, contact Jane Whenham-White here at the hospice on 01472 350908.