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Remember a charity in your will week

Gifts in wills are vital to charities

Cobalt is taking part in Remember A Charity in Your Will Week (5th – 11th September) – an annual awareness week that aims to raise awareness of passing on something wonderful by including a charity in your will.  Last year, over half of Cobalt’s fundraising income came through gifts in wills enabling them to continue to invest in the latest diagnostic equipment.

When Cobalt supporters, Lyn and Ian, last updated their wills, they decided to include a gift for Cobalt:  “We decided to leave a gift to Cobalt in our will because we thought ‘why wouldn’t we?’ If it goes towards saving even one person’s life, it would be worth it. We are so lucky to have such up-to-date scanning equipment available to us locally that we need to ensure it is there for many years to come”.

Helen Tomes, Supporter Relations Officer, Cobalt says: “By making the special act of leaving a gift in your will to Cobalt, you will be helping to ensure that we have the ability to continue to be there for everyone who will need to use our services in the future.

Former head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, Len Goodman, and TV Presenter Janet Ellis are also lending their support to the week.

Len Goodman

Len Goodman, head judge on Dancing with the Stars, commented “I am honoured to be supporting Remember A Charity Week for the fifth year running and to have met some of the inspiring people working hard for a range of charitable causes.

“However big or small, leaving a gift to charity in your will once your friends and family are taken care of is a marvellous thing. I’ve done it myself – it’s so simple and it really does make an enormous difference!”

Janet Ellis, Former Blue Peter Presenter, Writer and Actress, commented “Remember A Charity Week is a great opportunity to recognise the incredible work carried out by our charities across the country and encourage people to support them by leaving a gift in their will. Whatever you’re able to give, every amount can make a big difference. Let’s pass on something wonderful to the next generation.”

Lucinda Frostick, Director of Remember A Charity, says: “It’s been inspiring to see how charitable the British public has been throughout the Covid pandemic and aftermath. With the rise in the cost of living creating yet another challenge, we know how hard it is to consider where our money goes. No matter how big or small, leaving a gift to charity in your will is a great way to help safeguard their future and enable them to continue their crucial work.”

For more information please contact Helen Tomes on 01242 535922 or