Remember a Charity in Your Will Week

Posted by / Monday 11 September 2017 / Fundraising
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This week, Monday 11th – Sunday 17th September, is Remember a Charity Week where we focus on the importance of Will writing and leaving gifts to charities in Wills.

Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to help the work of the charity live on and at Action for Children, if we didn't receive the gifts in Wills every year, we wouldn't be able to continue helping as many children as we do today.

"I am leaving a gift to Action for Children in memory of my parents. They gave me a foundation for life which has enabled me to survive difficulties and sadness. Steadfast love is the most important gift you can give to any child."

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What is Remember A Charity?

Remember A Charity is a collaboration of over 180 charities, aiming to do what no single charity can do alone: make legacy giving a social norm.
It’s the perfect opportunity to start the legacy conversation with our supporters and colleagues. The overarching aim of the week is to raise awareness about charitable giving in Wills, ultimately encouraging more people to leave a legacy to charity.
This year’s theme is #HaveYourSay about the world you want to pass on.


What’s happening throughout the week?

In its most ambitious awareness campaign to date, Remember A Charity will take charitable legacies on tour to five UK cities, showcasing the impact and opportunity for legacy giving.

The legacy roadshow, which will visit iconic venues from the 60s, is part of a broad range of campaign activities designed to appeal to the baby boomer generation throughout the week.

As part of Remember a Charity in your Will week, we will be launching a radio station giving people the chance to “#HaveYourSay about the world you want to pass on” and to start conversations about leaving gifts in Wills. We will be at 5 roadshow locations around the UK from the 11-15th September 2017 and will be hosting mini events in each city, with a live DJ and festival atmosphere, to promote the importance of legacy giving amongst local communities.


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Locations for the roadshow:

  • 11th Sept: 10-2pm London - Old Spitalfields Market
  • 12th Sept: 10-2pm Bournemouth – The Square
  • 13th Sept: 10-2pm Norwich - The Forum
  • 14th Sept: 10-2pm Liverpool – Church Street
  • 15th Sept 10-2pm Edinburgh – Castle Street

How can I get involved?

  • Come down and support Remember a Charity at the radio roadshow. Bring fellow employees, volunteers, supporters or anyone else you think would be happy to be involved

  • Follow and share Remember A Charity social media posts

  • Tell your friends about Remember A Charity

  • Order our complimentary Remember A Charity postcards, badges and coasters

  • Tune into Last Pirate FM:


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