Once again we are showing our support for ‘Remember a Charity in your Will Week’ from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th September 2016.
The week, organised by Remember A Charity, aims to increase awareness of the importance of charitable legacies, and encourage more people to think about charitable giving in Wills. Whilst the decision of where, and indeed who, your money, assets and estate go to after your passing is yours, many people do not even consider charitable organisations. Many think of their spouse and children or grandchildren first, then close family and friends. Leaving something to anyone outside that close circle is rare, and certainly leaving anything to an charity doesn’t enter many people’s minds.
‘Remember A Charity in your Will Week’ serves to counter that. Participating solicitors offer a gentle reminder about the benefits of leaving something to a charity or voluntary organisation that is close to your heart. Whether it’s a national (or international) or local, independent charity, any contribution you wish to make after your death, big or small, can be arranged. Cancer and other illness or medical charities are popular, including hospices, mental health and drug and alcohol related charities. Animal, children, homelessness, domestic abuse charities are also common but the decision is yours.
The gift of charitable legacies is a vital financial source for many voluntary organisation and a life-blood to those accessing the charity’s services.