Few people know how to leave a charitable gift in their will.September 8, 2015 // No Comments
Research shows that 35% of people wanted to leave money to a charity in their will, but only 7.3% do.
To help bridge this gap Remember A Charity has named the week of 7th to 13to September as Remember a Charity in Your Will Week. Working in collaboration with 140 member charities, the government and partners, Remember a Charity aims to make gifts in wills the social norm, once family and friends have been looked after. The week will help those who have the intention of leaving a charitable gift in their will, but aren’t quite sure how.
Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey said, “Legacy giving is fundamental to the future of the cultural sector. Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes in the UK and are vital in continuing their work. I encourage you to use this week as an opportunity to have a conversation with an employee or volunteer at some of your favourite cultural organisations, to learn a bit more about the huge impact legacy giving has on their fantastic work.”
Find out more on their website.