New research identifies rise of the Young Age Pensioner

10 July 2015

New research from Remember A Charity has shown that 27 per cent of Brits over sixty say they feel more active and happy than their younger counterparts.

Almost half of British senior citizens feel at least 10 years younger. The average pensioner now tries at least four activities normally associated with younger people after retiring, paving the way for a new collective of YAPs, Young Age Pensioners.

Many YAPs are doing charitable good and fundraising through a range of sporting activities, some as extreme as skydiving or bungee jumping. Yet despite their new found love for extreme experiences and active charitable giving, nearly a third (30%) are yet to write a Will. This is because they don’t feel taking risks and doing extreme activities should prompt them to write one.

Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said, “We are delighted that this research shows how so many Brits in their sixties are living life to the full. As a group we want to highlight that alongside this, it is important to write a Will in order to leave a legacy for all the things they care about – from loved ones to their favourite charities.”

Remember A Charity aims to guide and encourage the 85 per cent, as found within the survey, who haven’t already given a gift to a charity in their Will or considered doing so, once they’ve looked after family and friends.

This year’s Remember A Charity Week will take place from 7 – 13 September. The week is an opportunity to raise awareness amongst the public that you don’t have to go to extremes to become a living legend, you just need to leave a charitable gift in your Will.

Find out more about leaving a gift to charity in your Will.