Registered Charity No: 326568 (England), SC039730 (Scotland).

Well, this can't be much fun. In fact, it's probably safe to say that thinking about how to best divvy up and distribute all your life's artifacts after you're dead, whilst you're still alive, is almost entirely no fun at all.

We really aren't too keen on the idea of you dying either. Given that you're currently browsing through a magazine dedicated to charitable legacies, we think it's safe to assume that you are, on the whole, a thoroughly good egg. And the world needs more nice people.

As for what we're doing here, well, like most people you probably just know us as that charity that monopolises the BBC for one night each year. The Red Nose people. What most people don't know though is what we do for the other 364 days of the year. We use that time to research the most effective ways to spend what we raise so that, when we do spend it, it makes the biggest possible difference. And we've become very good at it.

Our work spans from Africa and Asia to Latin America and the UK, and helps everyone from child-labourers to isolated older people. In our hands, your legacy really will make a significant and lasting difference to some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people, here in the UK and across the world.