This September, Hegarty Solicitors is joining forces with 200 charities and over 1,300 legal supporters to celebrate Remember A Charity Week. Together, we will be raising awareness of the option of giving to charity from your Will, after taking care of family and friends.
In the last few years, gifts in Wills have become increasingly prevalent as people consider their imprint on the world and look for meaningful ways to give back to the good causes they care about. One in six Wills that go to probate now including a charitable donation, raising over £3 billion for good causes annually and funding vital services across the country. During the pandemic, that income stream has been all the more critical, enabling many charities to sustain or upscale their services.
Andrea Beesley-Hewitt, Partner and Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor at Hegarty says:
“We are delighted to be part of this year’s Remember A Charity Week. We know that charitable causes are so important for many of our clients and that writing a gift into their Will can be such a rewarding way to give back. During the week, we’ll be sharing information about remembering a charity in your Will and encouraging clients to ask any questions."
“Often, people think that a charitable legacy has to be large or that they can only choose a well-known charity, but the reality is that you can give any amount to any organisation. And what’s so important is that you can fit those gifts around your wishes for family and friends. These legacy gifts can have a huge impact on good causes. What a wonderful way to be remembered!”
Remember A Charity Week (5-11 September 2022) is a collaborative campaign celebrating the impact of charitable legacies. Throughout the week, campaign supporters and charities will be encouraging people across the country to consider how they might change the world for future generations by leaving a gift in their Will.
If you’d like to get in touch with any queries or to discuss how to remember a charity in your Will, contact us today by:
For more information about Remember A Charity Week, see www.rememberacharity.org.uk