Dementia UK is a proud member of Remember a Charity – an awareness raising organisation that works with over 200 member charities, the public and government to highlight the impact of leaving charitable gifts in Wills, after family and friends have been remembered.
Remember a Charity research states that 40% of people in the UK would be happy to leave a gift to charity in their Will, but currently only around 6% do. Closing this gap would allow more vital causes to benefit – including helping more families get the dementia specialist support they need.
Each year in September we take part in ‘Remember a Charity Week.’ It’s an opportunity for charities to come together, start conversations about gifts in Wills and highlight how they can positively impact the future. The campaign is not only creating enthusiasm among the general public, but also with legal advisors, professionals who write Wills and even celebrities – including former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Len Goodman!
It is important that Dementia UK take part in campaigns to raise awareness of the impact of leaving a gift in a Will. Dementia is the major health issue of our time: By 2040 1.6 million people in the UK are predicted to have dementia. With no cure in sight, that means hundreds of thousands more families struggling to cope with the pressures of caring.
We’ll need hundreds more dementia specialist Admiral Nurses to meet this huge increase in demand over the next 20 years, so we can always be there for families in the future.
Did you know…?
7.3% per cent of the UK have left a gift to charity in their will. A 4% increase would raise a further £1 billion for good causes every year!
Darren Cook explains why he has added a gift to Dementia UK in his Will