Wise words leave a lasting legacy #mywisdom

Remember A Charity Week is an opportunity to raise awareness that we can all pass on something amazing by sharing our own #mywisdom and consider leaving a charitable gift in our Will.

Lasting legacyThis year’s annual Remember A Charity Week is taking place between 12th– 18th September, supported by the Family Holiday Association.

According to research released to launch Remember A Charity in your Will Week, over a quarter (28%) of Brits value the wisdom that loved ones have passed on more than money, keepsakes or property.

As part of the nationwide campaign we are asking supporters to share the wisdom that they would pass on to their younger self and raise awareness of the importance of charitable donations made through gifts left in Wills. According to the 1,000 people polled ‘Make the most of every day’, ‘Age is only a number’ and ‘Happiness takes us places that money never will’ were the most popular phrases that the nation would most like to pass on to a loved one.

Ahead of the campaign over 500 quotes have been crowd sourced from charity supporters and celebrities alike. Notable supporters who contributed their words of wisdom include Alan Sugar ‘Don’t worry if you make mistakes – they are the best way to learn’, Bill Bryson ‘Be kind, be decent and try to leave the world at least slightly better than you found it’ and Gary Lineker’s ‘Don’t head the ball in training’.

Lasting legacyLasting legacyThe Remember A Charity Week campaign is now encouraging the nation to leave a lasting legacy with their own words of wisdom through an online quote generator, and to share them on social media with the hashtag #mywisdom.

Director of Remember A Charity, Rob Cope said: “This Remember A Charity Week we want to encourage people to consider leaving a gift to a charity in their Will and pass on something as rich and powerful as the wonderful words of wisdom they share. By making this donation they will be helping to leave behind a future they believe in.”

The top ten phrases Brits would most like to pass on to a loved one have been revealed as:

1. Make the most of every day (46%)
2. Age is only a number (43%)
3. Happiness takes us places that money never will (36%)
4. Tomorrow’s another day (35%)
5. Never judge a person til you’ve walked a mile in their shoes (34%)
6. Seize the day (33%)
7. Don’t regret the things you didn’t do (31%)
8. Rome wasn’t built in a day (29%)
9. Smile and you will feel better (27%)
10. Life is not a rehearsal (24%)

To request a legacy pack from the Family Holiday Association please complete our online form. For more general information or to find a solicitor in your area visit the Remember A Charity website.


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