Celebrating ten years of Remember a Charity Week

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This year’s Remember A Charity Week (9-15 September 2019) is the tenth anniversary of the campaign to challenge the public’s biggest misconceptions about gifts in Will.

The past decade has seen some great initiatives launched to raise awareness of the ability to leave a gift to charity in your Will, including the launch of a pirate radio station in 2017, and top British stuntman Rocky Taylor taking a death-defying leap from Battersea Power Station in 2011 to make it into the Guinness Book of Record.

This year, Remember A Charity has launched a nostalgic 1970s style campaign, which explores common myths about legacy giving, encourages the public to ask their own questions and breaks down the barriers that can prevent people from leaving a gift in their Will.

For example. One misconception is that legacies have to be large or complex to be left in Wills. This is not the case.

Options for leaving a gift to charity in your Will.

Draw up a new Will

If you’ve not yet made a will you can speak to us about creating one and we will arrange a meeting with you to talk you through the process.

All we will need is the official name of the charity and the amount you wish to give, and we will make sure that the gift goes to the right place to be used for the benefit of your chosen charity

We do not charge any extra for including a gift to a charity in your Will – it’s all part of our fixed fee service

If you already have a Will, you can cancel this and write a new one which includes your latest wishes – this is also a good opportunity to review your Will and amend anything else you would like to change/update.

Add a codicil to your existing Will

If you have already made a Will and do not wish to write a new one, you can still make provisions for your chosen charity via a document known as a ‘codicil’. This is a simple way to amend an existing Will by adding a gift to your favourite charities, as well as any other changes you wish to make such as changing your executors or cancelling other gifts.

Talk to us about leaving a gift to charity in your Will or if you have any questions, feel free to call us on 01284 701131 or email law@burnettbarker.co.uk.

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