You’re in the middle of writing your will. Would you set aside a charity donation if you knew that was an option?
According to research from Co-op Legal Services, only 1 in 16 UK adults have left gifts to charities, yet 70% would give generously if they were made aware of it.
That’s why Co-op Legal Services is joining forces with the government, charities, solicitors and will writers across the UK to support ‘Remember a Charity in your Will Week’ which encourages will providers to make clients aware of their options when it comes to leaving a donation to their favourite charity.
This year’s campaign calls on the public to tweet their advice for future generations using #mywisdom before remembering a charity in their will.
James Antoniou, Head of Wills at Co-op Legal Services, explains: “We work with a number of large and smaller charities offering affordable will writing services to their supporters. As such we understand that there is certainly a desire for clients to leave charitable gifts in wills and this is something that the charities heavily rely on.
“We’ve partnered with Remember a Charity since 2012, as we share their aim to make will writing and considering leaving a gift to charity, the social norm. So far we’ve raised over £20 million in potential gifts to charity.”
The research also reveals that charities within the communities we live in also hold a lasting place in our hearts as people have given over £50,000 of legacy gifts in the last year.
A quarter (25%) also said they would choose causes which have helped them or their family, and a further tenth (10%) would prefer to leave small amounts to as many charities as possible.
Visit rememberacharity.org.uk for more info.