THE REMEMBER a Charity in Your Will campaign falls this week and is being supported by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
The annual awareness week aims to encourage people to leave a gift to charity.
Data reveals that the percentage of people leaving a gift to charity in their Will has increased by almost a third (30%) over the past 20 years**, with more people than ever choosing to support a charity close to their heart – even after they have gone.
The work of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has been supported by several gifts in wills from its members.
Its nature reserve Ryton Wood, one of Warwickshire’s last remaining ancient woodlands, is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, thanks in part to a significant legacy from Colin Marsay.
When Ryton Wood came up for sale the trust was immediately able to secure its future thanks to the gift Colin left.
Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said: “It’s so inspiring that we’ve reached this milestone of one million Brits leaving gifts to charity in their Wills. We really hope that this will become increasingly common, and that the number of people supporting charities in this way will continue to rise. Leaving a gift is your Will a wonderful way to support charities in continuing to do amazing work and also provides an opportunity for your legacy to live on after you’ve gone.”