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Pass on something wonderful this Remember a Charity Week

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Now in its 10th year, this week is Remember A Charity in your Will Week (9-15 September).

We are proud to be joining over 200 charities across the country to celebrate all the amazing individuals who support us by leaving a gift to charity in their Will.

Currently only around 6% of us do this. But even this has a major impact, raising in the last year over £3 billion. Without these gifts many charities would not exist and much of the good work they do across our communities and internationally simply would not happen. So, raising awareness of the importance of these legacy donations and encouraging others to do so is crucial.

The theme for the Week is “pass on something wonderful” and will see the launch of a humorous 1970s inspired campaign. The series of comedy films will aim to challenge some of the most common misconceptions around gifts in Wills, inspiring people to consider including their favourite charity in their Will. Keep an eye on our social channels throughout the week to see the films!

Remember A Charity Week shines a light on the importance of gifts in Wills to charities, and how by leaving just a small gift in your Will to a charity and cause you support, you can pass on something wonderful by helping vital work continue long into the future.

We know that when the time comes to write your own Will, people naturally want to make sure their family and friends are looked after. But if there is any room for charity, then even a small amount can make a huge difference.

Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and professional ballroom dancer, Len Goodman, is supporting this year’s Remember A Charity Week.

Len Goodman commented: “Donating to a charity you care passionately about gives you the opportunity to continue contributing to your community and leave a positive legacy. Even a small amount can make a big difference and I’m honoured to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will here.

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