Pass on something wonderful this Remember a Charity week

Thriving nature reserves, global wildlife projects, nature-filled farms of the future or wildlife-rich rainforests. This could be your legacy.

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By leaving a gift in your Will for the RSPB, you can protect and restore nature for generations to come. The 11th – 17th September is Remember a Charity week – a celebration of and a heartfelt thanks to anyone who leaves a gift in their Will for the RSPB.

This week is a hugely important part of the year for the RSPB. It’s a time when charities across the UK put the spotlight on gifts in Wills, highlighting just how important they are.

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A wonderful legacy

Gifts in Wills are crucial to the RSPB, contributing over a quarter of our annual income. All gifts, no matter their size, help us to continue our tireless work to protect and restore nature for generations to come.

If you decide to leave a gift for the RSPB, after your family and friends have been taken care of, you’ll be passing on something wonderful. Your gift will be used wherever it will have the greatest impact on the conservation of nature.

Your gift could help vital conservation work, just like these:

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What is Remember a Charity week?

Remember a Charity Week brings together around 200 member charities and the campaign’s network of over 800 solicitors and Will-writers to encourage everyone to consider leaving a gift to their favourite charities in their Will, alongside gifts for family and friends.

The week serves as a platform for charities to engage with supporters and the giving public, sharing their own legacy message. It’s also an opportunity to get their whole organisation’s support and buy-in for legacies, championing the legacy message internally and with external audiences. For professional advisers, it’s a chance for them to promote to clients and prospects the importance of having an up to date Will.

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Every pound is a vote for nature

There are some things that you can be certain of, as you consider leaving a gift to the RSPB: 

  1. We would never expect you to prioritise our work over your personal and family relationships. We would only ask you to consider us after such decisions about your Will have already been made. 
  2. All gifts make a difference. There’s no such thing as too small in the world of gifts in Wills.
  3. The RSPB is proud to be a world leader in the protection of birds and nature. You can trust us to use your gift wisely.

To find out more about leaving a charitable gift in your Will, download our Gifts in Wills guide.

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