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Shine Joins Len Goodman and Kara Tointon For Remember A Charity Week

7th September 2020


  • Strictly stars Len Goodman and Kara Tointon support Remember A Charity Week in organisation’s 20th year
  • 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
  • The campaign will see the return of iconic British TV stars, The Wombles, for a short-animated film shining a light on living a gift in your Will

Former Strictly Come Dancing head judge and professional ballroom dancer, Len Goodman, and 2010 Glitterball trophy winner and actress Kara Tointon will be joining Shine in support of this year’s Remember A Charity Week (7th–13th September 2020).

Shine is one of over 200 charities taking part in Remember A Charity Week 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. Legacies really do make a huge difference and every single legacy gift, large and small, will mean we can continue to be there for our members today, tomorrow and long into the future.

In addition to Len and Kara’s involvement, Remember A Charity Week will also see the launch of a heart-warming campaign inspired by 1970s favourites, The Wombles. The animated film shines a light on the importance of charities work, 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."

Len Goodman commented: “This is my third year supporting Remember A Charity Week and I’ve had the chance to meet some of the fantastic people working hard for charitable causes. I’ve included a charitable gift in my Will after my family has been taken care of – it’s such a simple, easy thing to do that makes an enormous difference. Hopefully this week will inspire more people to do the same – just think what we could achieve if we all made that small change to our Will!”

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, added: “Remember A Charity Week has grown year-on-year and I’m immensely proud that the 200-strong consortium is coming together to celebrate in these challenging times. This week offers a fantastic opportunity for charities to inspire their supporters to consider a cause they care deeply about in their Will and raise awareness of how this contributes to their vital work. 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.

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Remember A Charity

Remember A Charity was formed in the year 2000 as a consortium of charities working to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will. A representative voice for the sector with over 200 charity members, the campaign works with Government, the legal profession and employers to help normalise legacy giving.

Remember A Charity is part of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, which is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC000910) and is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1188764) and Scotland (No. SC050060) and is trading for the present time as the Institute of Fundraising.

Find out more at or follow @RememberCharity.

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