Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK’s largest cross charity campaign promotes leaving a legacy Howard Lake | 12 September 2011 | News Over 140 charities are promoting the third annual Remember A Charity Week, which runs from 12 to 18 September, to encourage people to leave gifts to charity in their wills.Remember A Charity Week is the UK’s largest cross charity campaign and is being supported by celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Parkinson, Fern Britton and Richard Wilson.Legendary British stuntman Rocky Taylor will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by jumping a spinning BMW at speed through the largest sheet of breakaway glass ever smashed by a car at the O2 Arena, London. The stunt will be broadcast live on Remember A Charity’s Facebook page. “Nobody knows the importance of writing a will more than a stuntman who puts their life on the line every day”, says Remember A Charity Week director Rob Cope.The world record attempt follows on from Rocky’s stunt for the campaign in August where he successfully recreated a stunt from the film Death Wish 3 in 1985 that nearly put an end to his career.Charitable donations in wills raise nearly £2 billion each year, “the equivalent of over 20 Comic Reliefs” according to the campaign organisers. The potential to raise more is considerable: although 74% of people regularly support a charity in their lifetime only 7% of those who have written a will include a gift to charity.Remember A Charity week will this year also have a noticeable high street presence, with hundreds of charity shops, including Age UK, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK supporting the week through window displays.Celebrity supporters of member charities will put their names to an open letter to newspapers across the country, encouraging more people to leave gifts to charity in their wills.www.rememberacharity.org.uk 37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.