Apprentice star supports Remember A Charity campaign
Monday 14 September 2009
This week the RAC campaign is asking people to leave a gift to charity in their will
Without being left gifts in wills many charities, including Mencap, would struggle to survive.
Mencap is part of the Remember A Charity (RAC) campaign. As a group of over 140 charities, RAC aims to encourage people to remember a charity in their will. This week (14-20 September) is Forget Me Knot Week – RAC's first awareness week. Ex-lawyer Margaret Mountford from the hit TV series 'The Apprentice' (pictured) is promoting the campaign.
The aim of the week is to raise awareness of legacies and to ask people to think about leaving a gift in their will, after they have taken care of family and friends. Currently, less than a third of people in the UK have a will. And of the people who do have a will, only one in seven include a gift to a charity.
Clair Lucy, Mencap's legacy marketing manager, said: "Thanks to money left to Mencap, we have been able to carry on with vital work. Every gift we receive, no matter how large or small, makes a big difference."
Find out more about gifts to Mencap and the Forget Me Knot campaign