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Pass on something wonderful – UFAW marks Remember a Charity Week

9 September 2019

Did you know that currently, despite the fact it’s one of the most important things you will ever do, only around 6% of us get round to writing a Will?  This week 9th-15th September) is Remember A Charity Week and UFAW is proud to be joining over 200 charities across the country to celebrate all the amazing individuals who support vital services by leaving a gift to charity in their Will.

The theme for the Week is “Pass on something wonderful” and aims to challenge some of the most common misconceptions around gifts in Wills, inspiring people to consider their favourite charity in their Will.

Legacies are vital to UFAW and have the power to have an impact far into the future.  You can read more about how a legacy left to the charity in 1995 enabled UFAW to establish and award its first Research Training Scholarship as well as identify appropriate analgesic pain-relief drugs or other methods of pain control for animals here.  Both of these initiatives have benefitted countless animals worldwide and are still making a difference today. Last year, gifts in Wills helped UFAW to fund a number of projects including a workshop on elephant behaviour, welfare and training for owners and mahouts in Thailand, the promotion of animal welfare by introducing new approaches to clinical skills teaching at veterinary schools in Bangladesh and a study which looked at the effects of dog training methods on pet dog welfare and the dog-owner bond in Portugal.

Please see https://www.ufaw.org.uk/support/leaving-a-gift-in-your-will to find out more about leaving a gift to UFAW.