Remember A Charity

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.


What’s new

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    Nearly two thirds of UK adults don’t have a Will, research finds

    Supplier news16 January 2018

    42% of over-55s don’t have a Will, according to a survey of 2,000 people by Macmillan Cancer Support

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    Charities Minister highlights importance of legacy giving

    Supplier news7 December 2017

    This week, Government has reasserted its support for legacy giving, with Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, writing to more than 8,000 solicitors, asking them to make Will-writing clients aware of the option of including a charitable gift in their Will.

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    Legacy giving needs to be safeguarded, says Remember A Charity

    Supplier news10 November 2017

    In its submission to the Law Commission’s consultation on Wills, the 200-strong charity consortium - Remember A Charity - welcomes proposals for electronic and video Wills, but cites the need to balance easier Will-making with added safeguards to protect the public and minimise the risk of dispute. The Law Commission’s consultation closes today, 10th November 2017.

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    Remember A Charity welcomes 200th member

    Supplier news26 October 2017

    The sector’s legacy consortium, Remember A Charity, is announcing that a new milestone has been reached, with 200 charities now working together to promote legacy giving.

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    Legendary 1960s DJ Emperor Rosko returns to London to launch Last Pirate FM

    Supplier news7 September 2017

    Emperor Rosko, the legendary 1960’s DJ who made his name on pirate station Radio Caroline, has spectacularly announced his return to broadcasting.

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