New data has revealed that 37,000 wills in England, Scotland and Wales had a legacy donation in 2015; this was the highest number ever recorded from date by Smee & Ford.
The 2015 year saw a 6.7% increase in the number of requests to leave money to a charity in a will. The average number of charities donated to by a donor was 3, resulting in 121,000 bequests in wills and totalling approximately £2.5bn worth of donations to charities.
This data comes at the end of Remember a Charity week, a campaign set up in 2000 to encourage more people to leave a charitable gift in their will.
Rob Cope, director of Remember a Charity, said: “Legacies have never been more important to charities and this year’s findings are great news for the sector, showing that more people are choosing to remember a charity in their will than ever before.
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