Why are gifts so important to charities
It's a common myth that only the rich and famous leave money to charity when they die. This couldn't be any further from the truth. The reality is without the gifts left in Wills by people like you, many of the charities we know and support today wouldn't even exist.
Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes in the UK and are vital in continuing their work.
Thankfully 74% of the UK population support charities and when asked, 35% of people say they'd happily leave a gift in their Will once family and friends had been provided for.
The problem is only 7% actually do.
That's why, if we all leave some money in our Wills for charity as well as our family, we can make a huge difference. In fact, just a 4% change in behaviour would generate an addition £1 billion for good causes in the UK every year.
So, you don't have to be rich and famous to make a contribution that can make a difference. We can all do something amazing for the world just by remembering our favourite charity when writing a Will.