Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and professional ballroom dancer, Len Goodman, will be joining Edinburgh based charity Dog Aid Society of Scotland in support of this year’s Remember A Charity Week (9th-15th September 2019).
Dog Aid Society of Scotland is one of over 200 charities taking part in a series of events around the UK. Dog Aid Society is urging their supporters to pass on something wonderful by leaving a gift in their Will, after they’ve taken care of friends and family. The valuable work of Dog Aid Society has been made possible by gifts in Wills, as our funding purely comes from legacies and donations.
In addition to Len’s involvement, Remember A Charity Week will also see the launch of a humorous 1970s inspired campaign, created by BAFTA award-winning comedian Matt Berry. The series of comedy films challenge the biggest myths about gifts in Wills, inspiring people to consider including their favourite charity in their Will. UK charities will also be spreading the word on the importance of gifts in Wills across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter throughout #RememberACharityWeek.
Visit the Remember a Charity website at https://www.rememberacharity.org.uk/news/week/?referrer=homebanner to view a video featuring Matt Berry and find out more about the campaign.
Len Goodman commented: “Donating to a charity you care passionately about gives you the opportunity to continue contributing to your community and leave a positive legacy. Even a small amount can make a big difference and I’m honoured to support such a worthwhile cause”.
Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, added: “Gifts in Wills now generate over £3 billion for good causes annually. Remember A Charity Week has grown year-on-year and I’m immensely proud that the 200-strong consortium is coming together to celebrate the tenth year. This week offers a fantastic opportunity to openly discuss and normalise legacy giving. Additionally, individual charities are hosting local activity which will inspire their supporters to consider a cause they care deeply about in their Will. Without this income, many charities simply would not exist and others would be forced to cut the crucial services so many of us rely on”.
Remember A Charity
Remember A Charity was formed in the year 2000 as a consortium of charities working to encourage more people to leave a legacy donation in their Will. A representative voice for the sector with 200 charity members, the campaign works with Government, the legal profession and employers to help develop the most positive legacy environment, working to the ultimate goal of making legacy giving a social norm. The campaign is hosted by the Institute of Fundraising. Find out more at www.rememberacharity.org.uk or follow @RememberCharity.