Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and professional ballroom dancer, Len Goodman, is supporting YoungDementia UK’s involvement in this year’s Remember A Charity Week (9th–15th September 2019).
Throughout the week we are sharing the opportunity for our supporters to pass on something wonderful by leaving a gift in their Will, after they’ve taken care of friends and family.
In addition to Len’s involvement, this Remember A Charity Week we have a humorous 1970s inspired campaign, created by BAFTA award-winning comedian Matt Berry to share. The series of comedy films challenge the biggest myths about gifts in Wills.
Tessa Gutteridge, our Director said: “We are delighted to be part of this year’s Remember A Charity Week, encouraging our supporters to pass on something wonderful to the next generation. Gifts left in Will could help us to ensure everyone affected by young onset dementia has the right support, information and connections they need to adapt and live life”.
Len Goodman commented: “Donating to a charity you care passionately about gives you the opportunity to continue contributing to your community and leave a positive legacy. Even a small amount can make a big difference and I’m honoured to support such a worthwhile cause”.
Local supporters, David and Mandy Nixon have pledged to leave YoungDementia UK a gift in their Will. Mandy was diagnosed with dementia aged 58 and they have been supported by the charity ever since. “We are leaving a gift in our Will to YoungDementia UK because after leaving a substantial sum for our family, we feel the rest should go to a cause close to our hearts. We want our money to go to improving the quality of life for both people living with dementia and those caring for people living with dementia, especially when it strikes at such a young age. “ - David and Mandy Nixon
David and Mandy’s story here:
For more information on how easy it is to leave a gift in your Will please click here