A global alliance of charities will come together to raise awareness of charitable legacies when writing a Will.\r\n\r\nAustralia, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Ireland and Switzerland will join the UK for the first International Legacy Giving Day on Tuesday 13 September.\r\n\r\nInternational Legacy Giving Day, which will take place during this year\u2019s Remember A Charity Week, allows some of the world\u2019s leading legacy consortiums to work together and learn from one another to raise awareness of legacies worldwide.\r\n\r\nAustralia\u2019s leading legacy consortium, Include a Charity, Belgium\u2019s Testament, Spain\u2019s Legado Solidario, Ireland\u2019s Legacy Promotion Ireland, Switzerland\u2019s MyHappyEnd, Norway's Soria Moria, Canada\u2019s Leave-a-Legacy™ awareness campaign and Give Green Canada\/Patrimoine Vert will join the UK\u2019s Remember A Charity to mark International Legacy Giving Day.\r\n\r\nCharities from around the world will organise activities throughout the day, working with will-writers and corporate partners. The awareness day will be used to promote gifts in wills internally among staff and externally to charity supporters.\r\n\r\nRob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said: \u201cMany of our most loved good causes would not exist without legacies. This is the first time that hundreds of charities from across the world are coming together to raise awareness of this vital form of giving.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn the UK alone, charitable donations in wills create almost \u00a32 billion for good causes each year. Remember A Charity currently works with over 150 member charities nationwide. The new international alliance will also allow the consortium to provide further support to members working overseas, including Save the Children and Christian Aid.\r\n\r\nInternational Legacy Giving Day marks just one change in this year\u2019s Remember A Charity Week, taking place from 12-18 September. This year\u2019s week will also double its retail activity through its membership, promoting gifts in wills through more than 3,000 charity shops.\r\n\r\nAustralia\u2019s Include a Charity, which recently signed its 107th member charity, will also broadcast tailored Remember A Charity TV adverts from 21 March.