Blogs

  • September 2018

  • How four charities (and one cat) got behind Remember A Charity Week

    How four charities (and one cat) reached out to supporters this Remember A Charity Week During Remember A Charity Week 2018, we saw countless examples of charities using innovative and creative ways to engage their supporters with the concept of legacy giving. Here are just four examples of the different ways that our member charities […]

  • Legacy Fundraising for Arts & Culture Organisations

    In a recent blog on Arts Council, we shared five great tips on how to get started with legacy fundraising for arts and culture organisations.   Remember A Charity Week, 10-16 September, aims to shine a light on the importance of gifts in wills to good causes. Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, shares his five […]

  • A Guide to Charitable Gifting from Co-op’s James Antoniou

      At Co-op Legal Services we’re delighted to be partnering with Remember A Charity for the sixth year running, as we continue to progress with our shared aim to make will writing and considering leaving a gift to charity the social norm. We are certainly still witnessing a desire for our clients to leave charitable gifts […]

  • Lord Taverners

    My sporting legacy

    Stephen describes his reasoning for leaving a gift to the Lord’s Taverners. I owe the world forever that I was so fortunate. I was born in a poor area, failed at school and had no perceivable future. I know that if I hadn’t been given certain chances, my life could have turned out very differently. […]

  • May 2018

  • 10 highlights from the new Literature Review into Legacy Giving

    There has been a proliferation of research into legacy giving and related areas, particularly over the last 10 years. But much of this research is hard to access and little understood which is a real problem for fundraisers and the non-profit sector as a whole. It is a problem because the more we learn about […]

  • April 2018

  • Why meeting YOU is so important to us

    Meeting likeminded people is one of the most fantastic parts of my job. Not only do I personally get to meet people who love animals and want to improve their welfare but I also have the privilege of connecting other people through this bond. This is one of the many reasons I love meeting supporters […]

  • March 2018

  • That’s my legacy

    Walter explains why leaving a gift in his Will to the British Lung Foundation was so important to him. I grew up in a family of 10. My brother died of lung cancer and my 3 sisters all died of lung problems. My wife had bronchiectasis ever since she was a young child. She was in […]

  • February 2018

  • Thinking of Starting Your Will Online?

    When thinking about making a Will, you might picture having to travel to a solicitor’s office for a face to face appointment. Whilst it’s always beneficial to speak to a professional advisor when making or updating your Will, did you know there’s another way to start yours? With an online Will service, you can start […]

  • The power of a legacy

    Ever wondered what a legacy can achieve? Well in 2016-17, Livability received over £1.7 million from supporters who chose to include a gift in their Will to the charity. These precious gifts have a huge impact on the lives of disabled and vulnerable people – both now and long into the future. Livability supporter, Julia […]

  • January 2018

  • Helping to change children’s lives for the better, even when I’m not around

    When my own children were young (a few years ago now!), I wanted to help children in other parts of the world have the same opportunities as my own. I wanted all children to have the security, the love, the care and the education that would allow them to fulfil their potential. I wanted to […]

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