This post was written by Wikimedia UK’s fundraising team
This week is “Remember a Charity in Your Will Week“. Wikimedia UK supports this national campaign to encourage this type of giving; Remember a Charity was set up in 2001 to address the fact that while 74% of the UK population support charities, only 6% currently leave a legacy to them when writing a will.
We are very grateful to the people that make our work growing and supporting the Wikimedian movement in the UK possible, and we’d like to offer more options in how you choose to support us by leaving a small amount to us in a will, or letting us know if this is something you have already decided to do.
Donations to Wikimedia UK fund valuable projects such as our Wikimedians in Residence at the Royal Society and Cancer Research UK, promoting digital literacy through Wikimedia and also running regular events such as our upcoming Women in Classicism editathon.
If you are interested in making an arrangement, or telling us that you have arranged this particularly special kind of gift to make our shared vision of free and open knowledge live on, please do get in touch with Katherine, our Fundraising Manager, by emailing Katherine.Bavage@wikimedia.org.uk. If you let us know about a gift in your will we can keep you updated on what we are achieving and the type of work your legacy will support.