This year Gibson Kerr is supporting Remember a Charity Week, an annual campaign designed to encourage people to leave a gift to charity in their will. This year’s Remember a Charity campaign will run from 9th – 15th September.
Legacies are an incredibly important source of fundraising for UK charities, raising around £2 billion a year for a wide range of worthy causes.
However, although around 75% of people in the UK generously donate to charity during their lifetimes, only around 6% remember to make provision for a charitable bequest in their will.
Figures from Remember a Charity show that if, over the course of the campaign, an additional 6% of the population left a legacy to their favourite charity it would raise another £40 million each week for good causes. This amounts to an impressive £2 billion a year.
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If you want to make a difference and support a charitable cause close to your heart then contact us today to discuss writing or amending your will. Click here to contact us or telephone 0131 208 2260.