Gifts in Wills form the foundation of charities in the UK. Many charities depend on legacies and without them they would not exist. In fact, while 74% of the UK population support charities, only 6.3% currently leave a legacy to them when making a Will.
Remember A Charity was formed in 2000 and now has over 140 of the UK’s favourite charities, who work together to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will, once they’ve looked after their family and friends. Together, we aim to do what no single charity can do alone, making legacy giving a social norm.
Legacy income is currently worth more than £2 billion a year. If, together, we can grow the sector by just 4%, we could raise an extra £1 billion for UK charities.
Since Remember A Charity was formed, we have made huge progress towards long-term behaviour change among the UK population.
Watch our film celebrating the successes of the consortium and our progress towards achieving lasting behaviour change among the UK population.
You can download our latest impact report or take a look at our strategic plan to find out more about Remember A Charity.