Remember A Charity in your Will Week 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 lifetimes, 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. Without this income, many charities would simply not exist and others would have to cut crucial services.
This year’s Remember A Charity in your Will Week will take place from 8 – 14 September and will see charities across the country taking part in their own activities to urge people to think about leaving a gift to charity.
Watson Ramsbottom Director Stuart Maher said ” Explaining the process of leaving a gift to charity in your will is something that we cover with all of our clients when preparing a will in addition to providing a free and comprehensive Estate Planning report. We are pleased to support the Remember a Charity awareness week which in turn helps to highlight the importance to everyone of making a will and keeping it up to date.”