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Strengthening charities’ resilience with legacies

Imagine a world without legacies. One where 6 in 10 lifeboat launches didn’t happen, hospices, homeless shelters and rescue services ceased, foodbanks and helplines closed. And one where supporters didn’t have the opportunity to contribute so positively to the causes they have cared passionately about during their lifetime.

Legacy giving shapes the world around us and this has been more evident in 2020 – during the coronavirus outbreak – than ever before. While many fundraising channels and activities ceased, gifts in Wills – the largest source of voluntary income – sustained vital charitable services across the UK.

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