We’re taking part in Remember A Charity in your Will Week from 11th -17th September 2017, to help raise awareness of the importance of gifts left in wills.  

Every year, more and more people like to leave a gift to charity in their will.  

At The Prince’s Trust, the single most powerful way that you can support our vision to help thousands more young people is through leaving a gift. 

This year, Remember A Charity’s campaign is to ‘have your say on the world you want to pass on’, inspiring potential supporters to pass on something even more special, a legacy. A radio station has been launched where people can #HaveYourSay and it will be going on a national roadshow, visiting five cities at iconic venues. 

We’ve been asking some of our supporters their thoughts on the world they’d like to pass on to young people.  Richard Huntingford who is supporting the campaign and has left a gift in his will shares his message:

Richard Huntingford holding a #HaveYourSay frame

I’d like to pass on a world where vulnerable young people have the chance to fulfil their potential.

Read Richard’s full story on why he’s chosen to help young people through leaving a gift in his will to The Trust. 

Sarah Dalling, Head of Legacies at The Prince’s Trust, says:

Currently, gifts in wills make up a small, but vital, part of our income as they enable us to put money towards the greatest need, helping to support generations of young people to turn their lives around.

"We want to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to The Prince’s Trust, as we aim to build on 40 years of achievement as the UK’s leading youth charity, by supporting a million more young people over the next decade.

"Leaving a legacy gift in your Will provides an important source of support towards safeguarding the work of The Prince’s Trust for future generations. By remembering us in your Will you will directly help vulnerable young people receive the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping to develop self-esteem and skills for work and enabling them to take control of their own futures."

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 us to continue to help disadvantaged young people in the UK to change their lives and get into work, education, training or volunteering. 

You can find out more information here on how to leave a gift in your will. 

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