Blake Lapthorn supporting 'Remember a Charity Week'
Blake Lapthorn, one of the leading law firms in the UK, is
pleased to announce its support of Remember a Charity Week, which
is taking place from 17 - 23 September.
The purpose of Remember a Charity Week, which is now in its
fourth year, is to raise the importance of charitable legacies and
to encourage people to consider leaving a gift to charity in their
Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes in
the UK and are vital in continuing their work. Leaving gifts in a
Will can help keep these charities running and without them, they
would not exist. In fact, while 74% of the UK population support
charities, only 7% currently leave a legacy to them when writing a
It is a common myth that people have to be wealthy to leave a
gift in their Will and there are many ways of giving to charity. As
part of Remember a Charity Week, six tax efficient ways of donating
to charity have been compiled and include:
- remembering a charity in your Will
- gift Aid
- giving to charity through your pay or pension
- giving assets to charity
- the Charities Aid Foundation
- donating unwanted shares.
As a campaign aupporter of Remember A Charity Week, Blake
Lapthorn is particularly pleased to be providing support as it not
only encourages people to think about their Wills and how they wish
to leave their wealth on their death - still too many don't and die
intestate - but it is also providing much needed support to the
charity sector, which continues to feel the strain in these
uncertain economic times. The firm is keen to help emphasise why it
is important that people make a Will, to ensure that they are able
to decide how their assets pass and that they can use it to give to
charity in a tax efficient manner.
During the week, as well as promoting the charity amongst its
own 650+ staff across the firm's four offices in Oxford, Portsmouth,
Southampton and London, Blake Lapthorn's Succession
and Tax teams will be posting a number of articles on its
website covering a variety of different aspects of charitable
giving. These include articles covering tax efficient ways of
giving; reducing your inheritance tax liability by giving to
charity; and whether charities have an obligation to fulfil the
wishes of testators.
During the week, more than 140 charities will be taking part in
events across the UK to urge people to think about including a good
cause in their Will, once they have looked after family and
friends. Almost 3,000 charity shops will also be promoting the
week, which will be marked by local community events such as
raffles, tea mornings and cake bakes.
The week also sees the launch of the first scheme to nationally
recognise the contribution of people who leave gifts to charity in
their Wills. A series of yellow plaques will be unveiled across the
UK at charitable projects and initiatives that have been made
possible thanks to donations left by supporters in their Wills. For
further information, please visit the Remember a Charity
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associate in our Southampton and Portsmouth offices, on 023 8085
7282 / 023 9228 2775 or at email@example.com.
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