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Charity consortium seeks legal support for legacy campaign

As part of a newly launched initiative to raise public awareness of charity legacies, the Legacy Promotion Campaign (LPC) is calling on legal practices to become campaign supporters and promote charitable giving.

11 October 2002

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As part of a newly launched initiative to raise public awareness of charity legacies, the Legacy Promotion Campaign (LPC) is calling on legal practices to become campaign supporters and promote charitable giving.

The campaign will encourage people to contact their legal adviser and update their will regularly – which should also increase business for solicitors.

LPC is backed by the largest ever consortium of almost 90 charities, who will work with partners including the legal sector to increase the number and value of legacies to all good causes.

Charities receive £1.1bn in legacies each year and although nearly 70 per cent of the population support charities, only 4.3 per cent include a charity in their will. Legacies are vital to enable charities to continue their work and it is hoped that the campaign will increase legacy giving by 2 per cent,which will generate an additional £180m per year into the voluntary sector.

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