Shine news

Shine Joins Len Goodman For the Tenth Remember A Charity Week

9th September 2019



  • Tenth annual Remember A Charity Week supported by Len Goodman
  • Campaign features a series of comedy films created by comedian Matt Berry
  • Over 200 charities participating in a series of events around the UK
  • After loved ones are taken care of, Brits urged to pass on something wonderful by leaving a gift in their Will to charity

Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and professional ballroom dancer, Len Goodman, will be joining Shine Charity UK in support of this year’s Remember A Charity Week (9th–15th September 2019).

Shine is one of over 200 charities taking part in a series of events around the UK. Shine is urging their supporters to pass on something wonderful by leaving a gift in their Will, after they’ve taken care of friends and family. The amazing work of Shine has been made possible by gifts in Wills, with an average of up to 10% of the charity’s income each year donated through Wills.

In addition to Len’s involvement, Remember A Charity Week will also see the launch of a humorous 1970s inspired campaign, created by BAFTA award-winning comedian Matt Berry. The series of comedy films challenge the biggest myths about gifts in Wills, inspiring people to consider including their favourite charity in their Will. UK charities will also be spreading the word on the importance of gifts in Wills across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter throughout #RememberACharityWeek.

Kate Steele, Chief Executive of Shine 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 in Wills are crucial to our charity’s work – both now and long into the future. Gifts left in Will could help us continue to support more people affected by Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and related conditions for years to come”.

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”.

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, added: “Gifts in Wills now generate over £3 billion for good causes annually. Remember A Charity Week has grown year-on-year and I’m immensely proud that the 200-strong consortium is coming together to celebrate the tenth year. This week offers a fantastic opportunity to openly discuss and normalise legacy giving. Additionally, individual charities are hosting local activity which will inspire their supporters to consider a cause they care deeply about in their Will. Without this income, many charities simply would not exist and others would be forced to cut the crucial services so many of us rely on”.

Click here for more information about leaving a gift in your Will.

Remember A Charity

Remember A Charity was formed in the year 2000 as a consortium of charities working to encourage more people to leave a legacy donation in their Will. A representative voice for the sector with 200 charity members, the campaign works with Government, the legal profession and employers to help develop the most positive legacy environment, working to the ultimate goal of making legacy giving a social norm. The campaign is hosted by the Institute of Fundraising. Find out more at or follow @RememberCharity.



Related Stories

Donate Become a member