It's Remember A Charity in Your Will Week


Use the hashtag #HaveYourSay this week to let people know what kind of world you want to pass on to future generations.

Every year, more and more people choose to leave a gift to charity in their will. These gifts generate nearly 30% of our total voluntary income at Sue Ryder, helping us to continue our work.

On average, this legacy income pays for the equivalent of 22 hospice beds or 250,000 hours of care each year. We simply couldn’t provide the same level of care without them.

The problem is that many of our supporters don’t know they can help us in this way. That’s why we’re taking part in Remember A Charity in your Will Week from 11th to 17th September 2017.

Remember A Charity Week is the perfect opportunity to start legacy conversations with our supporters and colleagues. The overarching aim of the week is to raise awareness about charitable giving in wills, ultimately encouraging more people to consider leaving a gift in their will to a worthy cause.

Remember A Charity Week

Today, Remember A Charity is launching a radio station called Last Pirate FM so that you can #HaveYourSay about the world you want to pass on. There will be all sorts of opportunities to share your stories and visions for the future throughout the week! Keep your eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The radio station will be going on a national roadshow, visiting five cities at iconic venues from the 60s. The legacy roadshow will start in London on 11th September, before travelling to Bournemouth on 12th, Norwich on 13th, Liverpool on 14th and Edinburgh on 15th. They will be hosting mini events in each city, with a live DJ and festival atmosphere, so go along and join in the fun if you live nearby.

Live elsewhere? Tune into Last Pirate FM on DAB digital radio:

Listen to Last Pirate FM online now 

Make Sue Ryder's care, compassion and expertise part of your legacy

It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your will to help us, but nothing can be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, even a small amount can make a big difference.

Whatever the amount, we’re extremely grateful for any gifts left to us, as they will help play a vital role in enabling us to support people through the toughest of times and to live the fullest life they can.

Gifts in wills aren’t just essential; they’re an inspiration, and taking care of your loved ones and favourite charities is easier than you think.

How we can help

If you're interested in finding out more, why not request a free guide to planning and making a will?

We have also recently become a member of the National Free Wills Network and launched our free will writing service. If you’re a Sue Ryder supporter aged over 55 or a volunteer, staff member or patient of any age, we're able to offer you and your partner the opportunity to make a simple single or joint will with a qualified solicitor, free of charge.

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