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Legacy and in-memory giving set to double by 2045

on Feb 11, 2020 12:59:21 PM By | Kings Court Trust | Charity Legacy legacy Foresight Wills
The number of gifts left to charities in Wills each year is set to increase from 120,000 to 200,000 by 2045, reaching a value of £10 billion. This is due to various factors including increases in deaths, more individuals leaving behind Wills and a higher proportion of people leaving gifts in their Will, according to a report by Legacy Foresight.
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272-year-old legacy could see teenage boys receive £20,000

The Courier has recently published an article about a unique 272-year-old legacy left by Charles Cairnie, a Perth shoemaker.
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Charity Income From Gifts In Wills Increase By Nearly 10%

We were very happy to discover recently that Legacy Foresight figures showed its members received a combined income of £1.16 billion in the 12 months leading to June of this year, Third Sector reports. Legacy Foresight are analysts of the legacy and in-memoriam sectors and gather data from 67 charities.
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