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Charities including religious groups to benefit as legacy giving surges, says will-writing service

by Press Association

The amount of money being written into wills that will eventually go to charities when people die has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an online service.

Will-writing service Farewill said that in April, over £35 million-worth of charity donations were written into wills, up from £3.5 million in February and an average of £4 million per month in 2019.

In May and June, legacy donations at Farewill were on average still over £10 million collectively. 

International aid and religious causes also entered the top five charity causes amongst Farewill customers, replacing LGBT and environment-related issues. 

During the coronavirus pandemic five most popular causes people have been specifying they want to leave money to are: cancer, animals, health, international aid and religion. 

Dan Garrett, chief executive at Farewill, said: “Our customers are incredibly generous, and want to support charities that align with their own beliefs and values. Leaving a legacy donation is a really easy way of doing this - especially through our will-writing platform, where it literally takes seconds. It means these organisations will receive much-needed funding for years to come, and we’re really proud to make a difference in this space."

Mr Garrett continued: “It means these organisations will receive much-needed funding for years to come.”

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