‘Remember A Charity’ In Your WillSeptember 18, 2015
The government is encouraging people to leave a legacy to a good cause in “Remember A Charity in Your Will” week (September 7 to 13).
Letters have been circulated to solicitors throughout the country, asking them to remind clients to think about leaving a gift to charity
The government is also contacting more than 4,000 civil servants to consider giving money to a charity in their Wills.
Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson said: “In Britain, we have a fine tradition of legacy giving, with legacy income worth around £2bn a year to charities in the UK.
“It is a vital part of many charities’ incomes and we want to encourage more Britons to consider leaving gifts to charities, creating a lasting legacy for good causes.
“The steps we’re taking this week will help make considering legacy giving an integral part of the Will-writing process.”
Rob Cope, of the organisation Remember A Charity, said: “Never before has the campaign achieved so much support from government and the legal profession and this is critical in extending our reach to new audiences and to achieve social change.”
For more information about leaving a gift to a charity in your Will, visit http://www.rememberacharity.org.uk
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