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Remember a Charity Week!


  • Brits most want to remind their loved ones to ‘make the most of every day’
  • Research released to launch Remember A Charity in your Will Week
  • Nationwide campaign supported by Tree of Hope to encourage long lasting legacies

Over a quarter (28%) of Brits value the wisdom that loved ones have passed on more than money, keepsakes or property, research released today by Remember A Charity Week reveals. The research will help launch this year’s annual awareness week (12th – 18th September) that encourages people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will, which is supported by Tree of Hope.

The nationwide campaign asks people to share the wisdom that they would pass on to their younger self and raise awareness of the importance of charitable donations made through gifts left in Wills. According to the 1,000 people polled  ‘Make the most of every day‘, ‘Age is only a number’ and ‘Happiness takes us places that money never will’ were the most popular phrases that the nation would most like to pass on to a loved one.

Ahead of the campaign over 500 quotes have been crowd sourced from charity supporters and celebrities alike. Notable supporters who contributed their words of wisdom include Alan Sugar ‘Don’t worry if you make mistakes – they are the best way to learn’, Bill Bryson ‘Be kind, be decent and try to leave the world at least slightly better than you found it’ and Gary Lineker’s ‘Don’t head the ball in training’.

On a broader level, Tree of Hope have contributed their own words of wisdom in advance of the campaign, which include “Love in action can win over the hearts of many”, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” (Winston Churchill), and “No act of kindness is ever wasted” (Aesop). Legends one and all.

The Remember A Charity Week campaign is now encouraging the nation to leave their own words of wisdom and to share them on social media with the hashtag #mywisdom.

Director of Remember A Charity, Rob Cope said: “This Remember A Charity Week we want to encourage people to consider leaving a gift to a charity in their Will and pass on something as rich and powerful as the wonderful words of wisdom they share. By making this donation they will be helping to leave behind a future they believe in.”

Tree of Hope CEO Gill Gibb adds “A gift to charity in your Will can change lives by an extraordinary amount, and many charities need these gifts in order to be able to help their beneficiaries. Recently, a gift in a Will was left to Tree of Hope and has an enabled a child with cerebral palsy to have a life changing surgery which reduce pain, increase mobility and independence, and possible enable the child to walk. All gifts left to Tree of Hope make a difference, no matter the size. Leave a legacy to be proud of.”

The top ten phrases Brits would most like to pass on to a loved one have been revealed as:

  1. Make the most of every day (46%)
  2. Age is only a number (43%)
  3. Happiness takes us places that money never will (36%)
  4. Tomorrow’s another day (35%)
  5. Never judge a person til you’ve walked a mile in their shoes (34%)
  6. Seize the day (33%)
  7. Don’t regret the things you didn’t do (31%)
  8. Rome wasn’t built in a day (29%)
  9. Smile and you will feel better (27%)
  10. Life is not a rehearsal (24%)


This year’s annual Remember A Charity Week will take place from 12th– 18th September. The week is an opportunity to raise awareness that they can pass on something amazing by sharing their own #mywisdom and consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will. To find out more visit:

For further information about the work of Tree of Hope, please contact Emma Bourne on or 01892 535525.


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