13 Sep 2010

The Children's Society is pleased to be involved with the UK's largest cross charity campaign, Remember A Charity Week, 13-19 September.

The Children's Society along with 140 charities from around the country will highlight the importance of gifts left to charities in Wills. Charitable donations in Wills are the foundation of our voluntary income providing around a third of our voluntary income. This money supports our work and enables us to give all children a better childhood.

The main activity during the week is the 'Legacies Through A Lens' photographic exhibition in the OXO Gallery, London. The photograph representing The Children's Society has been taken by professional photographer Ed Miller and shows children dressing up as professionals, such as a doctor, builder, fireman and businesswoman. This represents how the life opportunities of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people can be turned around through work funded by gifts in Wills to The Children's Society. The exhibition is open to the public throughout the week.

The presence of Remember A Charity Week will also be felt on the High Street in our 72 shops, where branded tea bags and information on leaving a gift in a Will, are given away to the public.

Remember A Charity Week, 13-19 September 2010, is an awareness week organised by charity consortia Remember A Charity, which aims to shine a light on the importance of gifts in wills to charities. Currently only 7% of the UK population currently remember a charity in their will.