Monday, 12 September 2011

Some things are easy to forget, don't let the Ramblers be one of them...

Can you imagine a Britain without your favourite charity? Gifts in wills are the cornerstone of many good causes, creating nearly £2 billion each year, the equivalent of twenty Comic Reliefs. You might not realise it, but at the Ramblers, legacies are vital to our work in protecting footpaths, promoting walking, and campaigning for access - like the amazing Fairy Dale in the Yorkshire Wolds which I visited a few weeks ago, and is now accessible for future generations because of the Ramblers campaigning work. We'd struggle to do that work if it weren't for the generosity of members who have remembered us in their wills.

So this year, we've joined forces with Remember a Charity, and we're taking part in Remember a Charity Week from 12-18 September to help raise awareness of legacy giving.

Of course, we don't expect you to write or update your will right now. We just ask that you give a thought to your favourite charity and when the time is right, after taking care of your loved ones, you'll remember us in your will.

You can find out more about how you can help to ensure that walking and the places you love to walk are protected for future generations at, and read more about how legacies help the work live on at

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