Remember a charity when writing a will

by Daniel Jones

People all over the country are being encouraged to leave money to good causes when they write a will as part of Remember A Charity Week.

The annual event aims to raise awareness of legacies and explain to the public how charities benefit from money left in their wills.

This year's event runs from September 12th - 18th and hopes to make millions of people throughout the country without a will realise just how important it is.

Figures from the charity show that while 74 per cent of the UK population supports charities, just seven per cent leave legacies to them when making a will.

At present, legacy income to the third sector stands at nearly £2 billion a year, but by growing the number of donations by four per cent, this could raise an additional £1 billion annually.

Research from LV= recently found that one in four people in the UK are not expecting to receive any inheritance from their parents.

Published on: September 15, 2011

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