Director, Remember A Charity
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the services that charities provide are in high demand. Leaving them a gift in your Will is a way to ensure that their important work can continue.
Over the course of the pandemic, more of us have come to realise the central role that charities play in society.
Now, as the nation starts to recover from COVID-19, the services charities provide remain in high demand. So, thank goodness for those people who left a gift to a charity (or charities) in their Will.
Charities have struggled more than ever through the pandemic. Gifts in Wills have made a massive difference.
“We need to say a huge ‘thank you’ to those families whose loved ones left a gift in their Will,” says Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, a coalition of charities set up to encourage legacy giving. “If it wasn’t for their donations, a lot of services that many of us have come to rely on simply wouldn’t have been available. Charities have struggled more than ever through the pandemic. Gifts in Wills have made a massive difference and ensured that support has been available to people who need it during this particularly difficult period.”
A great way to show your gratitude to a cherished charity
Even small gifts left in Wills can make a big difference, notes Cope. It’s quick and easy to do, and it’s a great way to show your thanks to a charity, particularly if it has helped you in some way during your lifetime.Cope believes that we need to think differently about supporting charities in this way, because leaving a gift in our Will doesn’t mean that our own family will somehow miss out. It is not an either/or situation. “Charities are inextricably woven into all our lives,” he says. “So, supporting them and supporting our families are not mutually exclusive. In fact, people who leave a gift to a charity are helping their own family and the generations to come. We all have a responsibility to leave the world in a better state than we found it. Gifts in Wills are a crucial way to do just that.”