Blogs

  • November 2016

  • My gift to my worthy cause

    “I’m off to yoga now Lucy” my grandmother would say every Tuesday night. A respectable lady of 61 years, she hardly drank, except for a tipple of sherry at Christmas, had never been a smoker and ate relatively healthy. However, she had started to feel unwell and was complaining of tummy pains. From someone who […]

  • The Ancient Egyptians got it wrong…

    The 2016 National Fundraising Awards are almost upon us, where charities of all sizes have the opportunity to celebrate their successes and champion fundraising. We caught up with Michael Clark from our member charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, on his shortlist. Congratulations Michael! Which category have you been shortlisted for? The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is […]

  • October 2016

  • What will you pass on?

    From ‘live life to the full’ to ‘never go to bed on an argument’, we all have our own pearls of legendary wisdom to pass on to others. If you could pass on one piece of advice to future generations, what would it be? We posed this very question to the public to kick-start conversations […]

  • Making the most of Remember A Charity Week 2016

    It’s always exciting when we get to September. For the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, it marks our month long promotion of the difference supporters can make to our ability to allow those with cystic fibrosis to live a life unlimited by the condition by including a gift in their Will. Remember A Charity week takes a […]

  • Celebrating our unsung heroes

    How do we best celebrate the work and contribution of older adults to our communities? Everyone is different, but it is important not to let the value people bring to society go unnoticed. To help say thank you to the unsung heroes in our communities, the first Sunday of October has been declared a national […]

  • September 2016

  • Legacies helping to improve patient care

    But did you know your local NHS hospital is supported by a charity? Our local hospitals and their staff take care of us from birth to death, offering unwavering support and compassion. But quite often we don’t include them when we ourselves look to take care of the causes we love as part of those […]

  • If you could give one piece of advice to the next generation what would it be?

    1. Don’t play Pokemon Go near open water 2. It’s ok to swipe left (sometimes) 3. Do not believe everything you read on Buzzfeed All are good pieces of advice, but here at #givingtuesday we’re about more than just the superficial things in life. We want people to do good stuff, and that means forgetting […]

  • Is there a lawyer in the room? Or can I just use my iPad?

    You wish to record your Will. Who do you turn to? A Will needs to be expressed in words, and these words need to be recorded somewhere. The reason behind testamentary formalities has always been that we should not die without the right to express our last wishes. The central question is: in whose presence can […]

  • August 2016

  • Ensure your charitable wishes come true

    This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Of course, Shakespeare’s legacy to literature was remarkable, but perhaps we are all not so familiar with his charitable legacies. Shakespeare’s Will is one of the most infamous in history due to the fact that he bequeathed, inter alia, his “second best bed” to his […]

  • The countdown begins…

    With just four weeks to go until Remember A Charity Week, we’re getting very excited to launch our new campaign. This year, we’ll be calling on the British public to pass on something legendary, sharing their advice for future generations at #MyWisdom and remembering a charity in their Will. In the lead up to the […]

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