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13 November 2014

Legacies: Paving the way for future generations

Legacies: Paving the way for future generations

As Will Aid 2014 gets underway this November, solicitors across the country are giving up their time and waiving their fees to help people make their wills. In exchange, participants give a donation to one of nine prominent national charities.

You may ask what the connection is between charities and wills: our wills are first and foremost chances to make provision for our family and loved ones, to ensure that they are well cared for when we are no longer there to care for them.

But once we have made provision for family, how many of us spare a thought for the future provision of charities that have been close to our hearts throughout our lives?

A recent survey revealed that whilst 74 per cent of people give to charity in their lifetime, just seven per cent of people die with a gift left in their will to charity.

So this November the Alliance is raising awareness of the significant part that legacies play in making this work possible, and asking supporters to consider leaving a legacy to the Alliance for future generations of the evangelical Church.

"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you… So that they may be brought to complete unity."

John 17:20-23 is, and always has been, at the very core of the Alliance's work for a reason: it is the legacy we hope to leave. We are working for the unity of the Church, now and for future generations to come.

By leaving a legacy to the Alliance, you too can help pave the way for future generations –safeguarding religious freedom, providing a Christian voice in parliament and the media, and bringing churches together to do more than they could apart.

So will you please prayerfully consider leaving a legacy to the Alliance and help pave the way for future generations?

Visit http://www.eauk.org/connect/give/legacies/index.cfm to find out more.