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Charity research finds 41% of over-60s use social media

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Research by legacy giving charity Remember A Charity has found that 41% of over-60s regularly use social networks.

The research, which looked at the take up of legacy giving, also found that 16% had included a charitable donation in their will, and that 35% of those who had not would consider doing so.

The survey of 2,000 people also discovered that one in five (22%) of people in the same age group volunteer, and that nearly half of them (47%) said that they felt at least 10 years younger than their age.

Remember A Charity’s director Rob Cope said: “People in their sixties are really living life to the full and doing amazing things, not least of all volunteering their time and taking part in challenge events for good causes.

“It is fantastic to see that one in six have already included a charity in their will and twice as many would consider doing so. This tells us there is far greater potential still to be met when it comes to growing legacies.

“People know they can give in this way and many are willing, but there is a need to normalise this form of giving and ensure that it becomes a regular part of the discussion when planning a person’s inheritance or will.”

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