Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and professional ballroom dancer, Len Goodman, will be joining Esher-based charity Princess Alice Hospice in support of this year’s Remember A Charity Week (9th–15th September 2019).
The Hospice is one of more than 200 charities taking part in a series of events around the UK. Princess Alice Hospice is urging its supporters to pass on something wonderful by leaving a gift in their Will, after they’ve taken care of friends and family.
The outstanding work of the Hospice has been made possible by gifts in Wills, with £3.4million donated through Wills over the past year. That’s our biggest income stream - 39per cent of the total £9.9m it takes to provide our free, high quality care.
In addition to Len’s involvement, Remember A Charity Week will also see the launch of a humorous 1970s inspired campaign. 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.
Hospice Legacy, In Memory and High Value Partnerships Lead Alison Adams said: “We are delighted to be part of this year’s Remember A Charity Week, encouraging our supporters to pass on something wonderful to the next generation. Gifts in Wills are crucial to our charity’s work – both now and long into the future.”
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”.
If you have any legacy enquiries regarding Princess Alice Hospice, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Princess Alice Hospice: For Compassion. For Excellence. For People. For Living.
Princess Alice Hospice has, for more than 30 years, provided free, high quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Today, at any one time, Hospice nurses, doctors and other specialist staff are looking after more than 800 people in need. The Hospice’s mission is to reach out to even more people by delivering outstanding care to those that need it. To enable us to do this we will rely on the commitment and support of our communities who help us to raise vital funds.
£9.9 million is needed each year to provide these vital and much-needed services. With limited NHS funding, 74% of funding must be raised through voluntary donations and fundraising.
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