We are showing our support for ‘Remember a Charity in your Will Week’ from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th September 2015.
The week, organised by Remember A Charity, aims to increase awareness of the importance of charitable legacies, and encourage more people to think about including a good cause in their Will, after they have looked after family and friends. As a campaign supporter Wrigley Claydon is encouraging its clients to name a cause close to their hearts as a beneficiary of their Will.
As part of the national Remember A Charity Week 2015 campaign, six pensioners have already pledged their support and signed their Wills at 10’000ft, while skydiving alongside a solicitor.
Rachel Damianou, Partner and head of Trusts, Wills and Probate at Wrigley Claydon commented, “Only a small proportion of us set our affairs in order with a properly arranged Will. Costing surprisingly little, a Will gives you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be provided for. It also gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. Legacies are the foundation of many good causes in the UK and you don’t need to leave a lot to charity to make a substantial difference.”
74% of the UK population supports charities and when asked almost half of those people say they would be happy to leave a charitable gift in their will once family and friends are provided for. The problem is that very few actually do. If just four percent more of us did, it would generate an extra £1 billion for UK charities every year.
Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity added, “Gifts in Wills are the foundation of many of Britain’s charities, creating more than £2 billion for the provision of critical services each year. We hope Remember a Charity Week 2015 will reach our biggest audience to date thanks to the support of Government bodies, charities and solicitors.”
If you haven’t already prepared a Will, stating to whom and where you would like your assets to go after your death, please contact our friendly and professional team on 0161 624 6811.
If you would like to discuss leaving something in your Will to a charitable cause, whether adding an amendment to an existing Will, or including this provision in a new Will, we can assist you.
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