Gifts in Wills form the foundation of charities in the UK. Many charities depend on legacies and without them they would not exist. In fact, while 74% of the UK population support charities, only 6.3% currently leave a legacy to them when making a Will.
Remember A Charity was formed in 2000 and now has 200 of the UK’s favourite charities, who work together to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will, once they’ve looked after their family and friends. Together, we aim to do what no single charity can do alone, making legacy giving a social norm.
Legacy income is currently worth more than £2 billion a year. If, together, we can grow the sector by just 4%, we could raise an extra £1 billion for UK charities.
Since Remember A Charity was formed, we have made huge progress towards long-term behaviour change among the UK population.