DESPITE three quarters of people in the UK regularly giving donations to good causes, just 7% of us remember a charity in our will.

So for this year’s Remember a Charity in your Will Week (September 12-18) Child Bereavement UK is joining the national campaign in a bid to get people to ‘pass on something legendary’.

The campaign will call on the British public to tweet their advice for future generations at #MyWisdombefore remembering a charity in their will.

2016 marks the seventh year of Remember A Charity’s legacy giving week, during which charities, Government, solicitors and will-writers will all come together to encourage the public to leave a gift to charity in their will.

Despite only 7% of people remembering a charity, gifts in wills still create more than £2 billion each year in Britain, the equivalent of 19 Comic Reliefs. Without this income, many charities would simply not exist and others would have to cut crucial services.

Child Bereavement UK’s head office is in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire and supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement in the local and surrounding areas.

The charity also trains professionals such as teachers and nurses to help them better understand the needs of grieving families in their working life.

Fundraising and communications officer Ruth Sanger said:

“Without people’s generosity we simply wouldn’t be able to carry out the work we do.
Remembering a charity in your will is a great way to keep supporting a cause close to
your heart way in to the future. So many people benefit from legacy donations made to
charities and we believe Child Bereavement UK is the perfect cause to support in this way.”

This year’s Remember a Charity Week will take place from September 12-18. Visitwww.rememberacharity.org.uk for more details.

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Notes for Editors
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train over 7000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet he needs of bereaved families.

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our aim is to make sure they do.

Press Enquiries: Ruth Sanger
Email: ruth.sanger@childbereavementuk.org