Today marks the beginning of ‘remember a charity week’ which is an annual awareness campaign designed to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will.
Currently, only 7% of Britons include a charity when writing their Will – even though three quarters will regularly give to charity during their lifetime. Nevertheless, gifts in Wills are still underpinning many British charities, donating more than £2 billion each year. Without this income many charities would simply not exist and others would have to reduce their services.
Even though 35% say they’d happily leave a gift in their Will, only a small minority do. The awareness week aims to educate the public on why they should write a Will and leave a gift, how to choose the right charity and how to include a legacy in their Will.
Tom Curran, Chief Executive at Kings Court Trust said: “Although many people support charities regularly, very few people consider leaving a legacy in their Will. The ‘remember a charity’ awareness week not only highlights why people should consider leaving a gift but it also aims to educate the public on the importance of creating a Will. As estate administration specialists, Kings Court Trust is all too aware of the importance of planning for our death. Planning ahead with your family will almost certainly reduce the likelihood of any misunderstandings about how you want things to be handled when the time comes.”
Kings Court Trust offers a comprehensive estate administration service and we take full legal responsibility for administering the estate from beginning to end. This offers peace of mind to our clients and means that have one less thing to worry about at an already challenging time. For more information on our services or if you have any questions relating to the estate administration process, contact our client services team on Freephone 0300 303 9000.
This ‘remember a charity’ week will take place from 12 – 18 September. Full details about the event can be found at www.rememberacharity.org.uk.