Shelter supports Remember a Charity week

17 September 2012

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Shelter is supporting this year’s Remember a Charity week, to raise awareness of the vital contribution people can make by leaving a gift in their Will.

The week - which runs from 17 to 23 September - will be launched by weatherman Michael Fish, on the 25th anniversary of his infamous weather forecast before the 1987 storms.

Shelter will be marking the week by giving every customer who visits one of their shops a specially wrapped teabag, a bookmark and information about leaving a gift in their Will.

Last year, legacy gifts helped us answer more than 60,000 calls to our helpline, and provide face-to-face advice on housing, debt and welfare to 120,000 people.

In the coming years, we are committed to helping even more people in desperate housing need - by increasing the capacity of our helpline and creating new advice and support services. Gifts left by people in their Wills - both big and small - will make a huge contribution to our goal.

John Ashley, Shelter's Legacy Adviser, said ‘Of course a Will is a very personal matter, and everyone's first priority is to those closest to them, but making room for Shelter could mean another family has somewhere to call home in years to come.’

You can find out more on the Remember a Charity website – or find out how we can support you to leave a gift in your Will to Shelter.

You can also search here to find your nearest Shelter shop

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