Saracens Rugby Club have thrown their weight behind the Remember A Charity Week campaign. Captain & second row Steve Borthwick, and hookers Schalk Brits and Ethienne Reynecke, attended an impromptu touchline tea party, to kick-off the awareness week.
James and Elisha from Aspire with Saracens Ethienne Reynecke, Schalk Brits and Steve Borthwick.
Over the week 140 charities from around the country will come together to highlight the importance of gifts left to charities in wills. Charitable donations in wills are the foundation of many of Britain’s charities, creating nearly £2 billion each year, the equivalent of 25 Comic Reliefs. Without this income most charities’ services would suffer; others would simply not exist.
Saracens captain Steve Borthwick commented: “There were many good causes from the region represented here. We, as Saracens rugby players are really happy we can help to try and highlight the importance of gifts left to charities in wills.”
Chris Field, Head of Fundraising and Marketing said: "This week gives charities a platform to raise awareness of the importance of charitable legacy giving and to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity in their will.”
Stephen George, Chair of Remember A Charity, said: “Many people in the UK don’t realise that they can give money to charities like Aspire in this way. But the truth is, after looking after family and friends, a small share of whatever is left can make a real difference to charities and the invaluable work they do.”
Remember A Charity Week, 13-19 September 2010, is an awareness week organised by charity consortia Remember A Charity, which aims to shine a light on the importance of gifts in wills to charities.