Remember A Charity Week
This year, Remember A Charity Week runs from 6 to 12 September.
It is an annual awareness week designed to encourage more people to take a moment to consider leaving a gift to charity when writing a Will.
Three-quarters of Britons regularly give to charity in their lifetime, yet only 6% currently include a charity when writing a Will. Nevertheless, gifts in Wills are still the foundation of many of Britain’s charities, creating almost £2 billion each year, the equivalent of 19 Comic Reliefs. Just a 4% increase in the proportion of people leaving a bequest could generate a further £1 billion for the charity sector.
Without this income, many charities would simply not exist and others would have to cut crucial services.
The global pandemic has seen charities face critical funding shortfalls, making legacy income all the more important for the sector’s recovery. There is a common misconception that people have to choose between charities and their loved ones, they can write both into their Will where even the smallest gifts can have a positive impact.
It’s never easy to open up conversations about gifts in Wills with supporters, but Remember A Charity Week is a great opportunity to get those conversations started and engage the giving public, inspiring them to think about their legacy and how a charitable bequest could shape the world they leave behind.
Leaving a legacy to Walking With The Wounded will help ex-military men and women long into the future.
Act today to make a difference tomorrow by getting your free online will here.