Make room in your Will for Shelter Scotland
17 September 2012
We're asking our shoppers to have a brew - and think of Shelter Scotland too!
Our national ‘Have a Brew Remember Shelter Scotland Too’ campaign launches today as part of Remember a Charity Week.
...an increasing number of families and individuals are asking us for help because they are suffering in bad housing or facing the human tragedy of homelessness.
Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland
We're giving away free charity teabags to customers visiting its 41 shops, along with information on legacy giving.
‘Have a Brew, Remember Shelter Scotland Too’ will run from 17th – 23rd September and hopes to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will. Just £10 can help the charity offer advice to a family or individual through their free national helpline. £150 can help pay for up to seven hours of a Shelter adviser’s time, during which they could help prevent a family being evicted.
Two thirds of people in Scotland support a charity in their lifetime but less than 4% leave a charitable gift in their Will – half the figure for England and Wales.
Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:
“At a time when funding for our national and local services is being cut, an increasing number of families and individuals – 19,000 last year alone - are asking us for help because they are suffering in bad housing or facing the human tragedy of homelessness.
“We know that people across Scotland are extremely generous - over three-quarters of us regularly support charities, whether though donations, campaigning or volunteering. But there is another easy way in which people can make a real difference to good causes like ours. After taking care of family and friends leaving a gift in a Will no matter how big or small, can make a world of difference to charities like ours.”
Graeme Brown added:
“We never know what the future holds, but we can all plan our legacies. This week we encourage visitors to Shelter Scotland shops to take away a Remember a Charity pack and take a moment over a cup of tea to contemplate whether there is room in their Will for Shelter Scotland to help us continue the fight against bad housing and homelessness in years and decades to come.”
Shelter Scotland’s 41 shops across the country are participating in the campaign.