Sheffield legacies fund charity work

Liz Thompson, Gerard Morgan, Rebecca Pollard, Justine Skeats, Will Whiting, Mary Williams.
Liz Thompson, Gerard Morgan, Rebecca Pollard, Justine Skeats, Will Whiting, Mary Williams.
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A charity which helps young victims of sexual abuse has been awarded a yellow plaque to recognise those who have funded its work by leaving gifts in their wills.

The plaque was unveiled at Sheffield’s NSPCC service centre by manager Justine Skeats in front of staff.

Workers at the centre provide services to needy children and families, partly thanks to donations in wills.

Among the projects delivered is a scheme to help children and teens overcome the effects of sexual abuse.

Staff offer parenting advice to struggling families, ensure the safety of children who have been reunited with their birth families, support youngsters in care, and offer help for first time mums.

The plaque was awarded during Remember a Charity Week, which ends today.

As part of the awareness campaign the NSPCC is urging people making a will to consider including a gift to charity.

Last year the NSPCC received more than £21 million from legacy gifts.

NSPCC legacy manager Jennifer Thomas said: “Gifts in wills are so important in allowing us to continue to provide our vital services. 
“Three quarters of Britons regularly give to charity yet only six per cent include a charity in their will.

“We’re asking everyone making a will to think about including a donation to the NSPCC, once they have looked after loved ones.”