Some people go to extraordinary lengths for charity. But the truth is that leaving a gift to charity in your Will is legendary enough, no matter how you do it!
This video, showing an extreme Will writer skydiving and making a Will, was released last year for Remember A Charity Week to encourage the British public that they don’t have to go to extremes to do something amazing for a charity they care about.
This year Remember A Charity in your Will Week runs from 12 - 18 September. The 2016 campaign will call on the British public to pass on something legendary, tweeting their advice for future generations at #MyWisdom and remembering a charity in their Will.
For more details and to watch men and women in their seventies write a charity into their Wills 10,000 feet up in the air before skydiving back down to earth, see Remember a Charity Week.
Remember A Charity is part of the Institute of Fundraising, a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1079573) and in Scotland (no. SC038971).
Alan Rickman Gave £100,000 to Charity in His Will
British film and theatre actor Alan Rickman, described as one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors, reportedly left £100,000 to charities in his Will.
It’s reported that the charities included the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Sponsored Arts for Education, the Facial Surgery Research Foundation known as Saving Faces and the International Performers Aid Trust.
Alan Rickman became a patron of Saving Faces in 2000 and was an honorary President of the International Performers Aid Trust.
The BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actor rose to fame as Bruce Willis's adversary in the film Die Hard, some of his many other roles included the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Prof Snape in Harry Potter.
His Will was written just three months before he passed away in hospital from pancreatic cancer. His friends reported that Alan had been unaware of the severity of his illness until shortly before he died.