New partnership with Remember A Charity

The Association of Lifetime Lawyers has established a partnership with Remember A Charity, a consortium of some 200 UK charities working to raise awareness and build understanding of charitable gifts in Wills.

Gifts left in Wills are truly transformative for UK charities; offering an essential source of funding for charities who are facing with an ever-increasing demand for their vital services - both throughout the pandemic and in light of the current cost of living crisis. Importantly, discussions about the causes they care about, and planning gifts that will sustain charitable work beyond their lifetime, can also be a deeply empowering and inspiring part of the Will-writing process for clients.

Legal advisers have a crucial role to play in ensuring clients are aware of all the options open to them when writing their Will, including charitable giving and any tax benefits on their estate. With 73% of professional advisers now always or sometimes raising the option of leaving charitable bequests in Wills to their clients, the proportion of professionally written Wills that include a charitable gift is rising, growing from 16% to 24% over the past 8 years alone1 - demonstrating the real and growing appetite for this form of giving.

To help support you in opening up these essential conversations with clients, Remember A Charity provides a free Campaign Supporter scheme which offers access to tailored resources, webinars, guidance and promotional opportunities to help you engage with both new and existing Will-writing clients. This includes participation in the annual Remember A Charity Week campaign - which takes place across the UK each September with the support of over 850 solicitors and Will-writers nationwide.

We’re delighted to announce that membership of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers now qualifies you to join the Campaign Supporter scheme – to find out more and to join the scheme, visit the Remember A Charity website or email Remember A Charity at [email protected]

(Author: Naomi Collison, Remember A Charity, Marketing Manager)

[1] Savanta, Will-Writing Tracking Study 2022