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Friday 8th September 2017

It’s the 2017 Remember A Charity in your Will Week from Monday (11 September) and Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to spare a thought for the wildlife in their area.

Remember A Charity is a coalition of more than 180 charitable organisations that encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will once they have taken care of friends and family.

An estimated 40,000 people write a will every week and ccurrent figures show that 35% of people say they would be happy to leave a gift in their will, but only 6% actually go on to do so.

Gifts in Wills are worth £2.5bn to the charitable sector, so if the number of gifts left in Wills increased by just 4%, another £1bn would be raised for good causes in the UK.

Without the gifts left in wills, many charities, including Northumberland Wildlife Trust would struggle to continue their work.

Legacies, both large and small, have made a huge difference to the work of the Trust and donations of all sizes have helped it protect habitats, as well as iconic species such as red squirrels, otters and hedgehogs.

As part of the Remember A Charity Week celebrations Emperor Rosko, the 1960’s DJ who made his name on pirate station Radio Caroline and was one of the founding DJ’s of Radio 1, will be taking the Last Pirate FM roadshow to five locations around Britain: London, Norwich, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Edinburgh.

Last Pirate FM will broadcast 24hrs a day from Monday 11 - Friday 15 September on digital radio and at mixcloud.com/lastpirate. Emperor Rosko will broadcast live from 10am - 1pm each day.

Also, as part of the week-long celebrations, Co-op Legal Services is offering a 20% discount on all its online wills, with prices starting from only £99 + VAT (£118.80) for a standard single will, and, in this region, a number of solicitors continue to offer Northumberland Wildlife Trust supporters generous discounts on professional will writing regardless of whether they include a legacy to the wildlife charity. Details can be found at: nwt.org.uk/legacies.