£1.7bn given to charities through wills per year with 300 HNWs donating more than £1m each

News Team, 28/02/2022

£1.7 billion was donated to charity by 10,100 people through their wills in the most recent year (2019/2020), London-based private client law firm Boodle Hatfield, has uncovered.

Almost half (£800 million) of the total figure came from 300 high-net worth (HNW) individuals who gifted £1 million or more, leaving charities an average of just under £2.7 million per donor.

The remaining 9,800 individuals who gifted money to charities through their wills donated ...

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