My Legacy is very grateful to Keith Duffy for his campaign support and for being our 2018 My Legacy Week ambassador. Keith reflects on his role with Fergal O’Sullivan, Chairperson of My Legacy.

How are you supporting My Legacy Week 2018?

I was very proud to be this year’s campaign ambassador and to share the message with everybody that leaving a legacy gift to a favourite charity is something we should all consider. I was very happy to sign my charity, The Keith Duffy Foundation, up as a member of the My Legacy group to help make legacy giving the norm in Ireland and to work with 60 other great Irish charities to make this a reality. As well as this, I have pledged to leave a legacy gift in my will to The Keith Duffy Foundation as I know this will help the people and charities we support in the future.

What does charity mean to you?

I have seen first-hand the positive impact that charities can have on people’s lives and this is something I really want to continue to be a part of and support in any way I can. My Legacy encourages people to leave a legacy gift to a charity they care about and I think that’s a wonderfully comforting thought, to know that you can have an impact on some person’s life in the future.

What would you say to someone thinking of getting involved?

We’ve all heard of the issues that can affect families if a loved one hasn’t made a will when they die and I now know that the first step to prevent this is simple. You just need to make an appointment with a solicitor. And don’t put it off any longer, as now is the time to make a will and to consider including a charity that you admire or already support. Solicitors can give you all the advice you need to draw up your will correctly and generally it’ll only take an hour or so. Remember too that legacies come in all shapes and sizes. Charities are so grateful for every single one knowing it is a deeply personal gesture.