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Residents of the Borough are asked to consider remembering a charity in their Will and ‘pass on something wonderful’.

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This year’s Remember A Charity Week runs from 9 to 15 September 2019.

The national week is an opportunity for charities to come together and encourage more people to consider leaving gifts in Wills, after taking care of family and loved ones.

 This September, Remember A Charity will celebrate its 10th Remember A Charity Week, where charities and public sector organisations are being asked to help challenge common misconceptions around legacy giving.

Cllr Michael Wilson, Lead Member for the Voluntary Sector for Richmond Council, said:

“It’s a common myth that only the rich and famous leave money to charity in their Will. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. The reality is that without gifts in Wills, many of our local charities wouldn’t exist.

“Gifts in Wills are vital for charities to continue their important work. Most people, however, simply aren’t aware of this form of giving.

“There are many charities in Richmond upon Thames. I encourage everyone to have a think about how they could leave a gift, no matter how small, to one that means the most.”

Kathryn Williamson, Director at Richmond Council for Voluntary Service, said:

“Legacy giving is a growth area of fundraising and Remember a Charity week provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of this vital support to local charities.  Often people know which charity they want to leave a legacy to but if anyone wants to know more about local groups they could help, they can go to our website, www.richmondcvs.org.uk and contact us.”

For more information, go to: www.rememberacharity.org.uk/

If you would like to speak to Age UK Richmond about leaving a gift in your will, please get in touch on 020 8878 3625 or email info@ageukrichmond.org.uk