Blogs

  • September 2018

  • 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 […]

  • Meet Jan, living legend

    Meet Jan, she is an amazing supporter who has volunteered at Dogs Trust Shoreham for 13 years. Like many others, Jan LOVES dogs! Jan sees first-hand how much of a difference gifts in Wills make to the dogs in their care. She has ensured that her love of dogs will live on after her lifetime by […]

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