Remember a Charity in your Will Week

The RNLI is adding its voice to the nationwide chorus of support for Remember a Charity in your Will Week, 11–17 September 2017.
Tenby lifeboat crew head to the lifeboat station

Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

6 out of 10 lifeboat launches are only possible thanks to gifts in Wills

Leave a gift in your Will and help raise awareness of legacy giving

Remember a Charity in your Will Week brings together over 180 of the UK’s favourite charities, including the RNLI. Legacies are vital to saving lives at sea: 6 out of 10 RNLI lifeboat launches are only possible thanks to people remembering us in their Wills. 

Currently 35% of people in the UK say they would like to leave a gift in their Will, but only 6% do so. Remember a Charity in your Will Week wants to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will, once they’ve looked after their family and friends.

Last Pirate FM radio station 

To spread the word, Remember a Charity in your Will Week is launching a one-off pirate radio station – Last Pirate FM. The station will tour the UK, visiting:

  • London (11 September, 10am-2pm Spitalfields)
  • Bournemouth (12 September, 10am-2pm The Square)
  • Norwich (13 September, 10am-2pm Hayhill)
  • Liverpool (14 September, 10am-2pm Church Street) 
  • Edinburgh (15 September, 10am-2pm Castle Street)

Radio legend Emperor Rosko

The voice of a generation, DJ Emperor Rosko, is coming out of retirement to support Remember a Charity in your Will Week. The legend will host one final pirate radio show throughout the week. 

Locals are encouraged to pay a visit to the radio bus as it travels around the country, and have their say about leaving the world a better place - How would you like the world to be after you're gone? What would you like your legacy to be? 

You can also tune into the radio station and listen online.

Find out more about leaving a legacy to the RNLI

If you want to find out more about leaving a legacy to the RNLI, contact our Gifts in Wills Team today. 

They can walk you through the process and send you free guidance about writing your first Will or updating an existing one. If you or your partner are over 55, we can send you details of our Free Wills scheme. 

You don't have to include a gift to the RNLI in the Will you write, but we do hope you'll consider doing so after you've provided for your loved ones.