Remember A Charity
Gifts in wills are a vital source of funding for the NSPCC's work to protect children, as well as for many other charities across the UK.
That's why we're a proud member of Remember A Charity , a group of charities who have come together to encourage people to remember their favourite charities in their will.
Leaving a gift
Thankfully 74 per cent of the UK population support charities and when asked, 35 per cent of people say they'd happily leave a gift in their will once family and friends had been provided for. Currently though, only seven per cent of people actually do leave a gift to charity in their will.
That's why, if we all leave some money in our wills for charity as well as our family, we can make a huge difference. In fact, just a four per cent change in behaviour would generate an additional £1 billion for good causes in the UK every year.
Remember A Charity week
Now in its fourth year, Remember A Charity Week will be taking place from 17 - 23 September and is a chance for charities to work together to raise awareness of the value of gifts in wills in providing vital charitable services.
During the week more than 140 charities will be taking part in events across the UK to urge people to think about including a good cause in their will, once they have looked after family and friends.
The week also sees the launch of the first scheme to nationally recognise the contribution of people who kindly leave gifts to charity in their wills. The ChildLine bases in Cardiff, Salford and Glasgow were among the first charitable projects to be awarded Remember A Charity yellow plaques, in recognition of the importance of gifts in wills in funding the work of the NSPCC and its ChildLine service.
To find out more about the campaign, please visit the Remember A Charity website.
You can find out more about gifts in wills and the NSPCC by visiting our website, www.whatwillweleave.org.uk. Whilst you are there, please take a moment to fill in a bubble and tell us the sort of future you'd like to leave children.
If you would like to speak to someone directly, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7825 2939.