Monday 17 September 2012
Remember A Charity Week
Gifts in Wills are the lifeblood of many UK charities but while 74% of people support causes they care about in their life, only 7% include a charitable gift in their Will. Remember A Charity is a consortium of over 140 charities who work together to raise awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills. 17th – 23rd September sees the fourth Remember A Charity Week take place and, as a member, ShelterBox is getting involved.
‘The theme for this year’s Remember A Charity Week is ‘the power of a piece of paper’. Throughout history, paper has been a powerful tool for change – the Civil Rights Act and the Magna Carter are just two documents that have had a massive impact on society.
‘Remember A Charity Week asks people to think about how another piece of paper, a Will, can make a huge difference too.’ James Webb, ShelterBox staff member and Response Team volunteer
Legacies make a huge difference to ShelterBox’s work. We will engage with Remember A Charity Week through social media, encouraging supporters to think about the topic and whether it is right for them. People can also raise awareness of the event in their community by using Remember A Charity Week materials, including teabags, bookmarks and posters.
For more information on Remember A Charity Week, or to request materials, please email James Webb. For more information on leaving a gift to ShelterBox, please click here, or email James.
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