Legacy gifting to charities jumps up by 56 percent in past 12 months

News Team, 21/09/2020

Legacy gifting to charities has increased by 56 percent in the last 12 months, according to data from Co-op Legal Services.

The data reveals the generosity from UK adults putting wills in place is by no means slowing down. During the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic from mid-March to June, Co-op saw gifts being left in wills to charities increase by a staggering 81 percent.

Cancer charities have topped the list for the third year running when looking at the most common causes UK adults are choosing to leave gifts to. In the last year alone, legacy giving to cancer charities has increased by three quarters (77 percent).<...

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