Legacy consortium Remember a Charity have found that the proportion of people who include legacies in their Wills has increased 14% in two years.
These encouraging numbers were revealed after a survey was carried out, asking 1,001 people over the age of 40, about their plans to leave legacies when writing or updating their Will.
All of the participants had written their Wills, with 26 per cent needing to update theirs. Almost half of the people surveyed were intending or considering leaving a gift to charity in their Will.
Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity commented: “Historically, there has been a large disconnect between the proportion of adults who say they’d be happy to leave gifts in their Wills and those who actually do it.”
“These latest results show that significant progress has been made towards closing this gap between intention and action – but, with so many charities reliant on legacy income, there is still more work to be done to make legacy giving the social norm.”
If this has prompted you to think about your own Will, then why not speak to Weston Hospicecare about the upcoming Make Your Will Week in March? Leading solicitors from Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Burnham On Sea, Wrington, Clevedon and Cheddar will be giving their time, free of charge, to write or update a standard Will in return for a donation to Weston Hospicecare.
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