Thanks a million

7 January 2014

Our first steps. Our first words. Our first spelling test. It’s the human condition to measure against others.

Charities are no different. A Christmas appeal. A latest ad campaign. We measure what works.

But imagine if we could measure what we don’t know.

Imagine measuring how many people might have left a gift to their favourite charity – if only they’d been asked.

Of course, we can’t. And that’s the point.

Most charities aren’t noisy enough about legacies. Most solicitors and Will-writers don’t talk about charity to their client. Trawl online and you’ll notice a distinct lack of advice about charitable legacies.

In the past five years alone, the public has viewed more than a million pages on Remember A Charity’s website.

In five short years, we’ve created new links with hundreds of solicitors, Will-writers, financial advisors and leading high-street names such as Co-operative Legal Services, RBS, NatWest and Barclays Wealth.

Here’s to the next million. And here’s to the millions that this advice will raise for good causes.

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity