The UK's only awards recognising professionals and teams across the whole legacy giving sector

The Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2024 showcased the outstanding achievements, talent and dedication of UK legacy giving professionals, and spotlighted the vital and significant income that gifts in wills bring to charities.   

Now in its 2nd year, these unique awards provided an essential voice for the legacy giving community, raising the profile of the valuable work of professionals within their own charities, whilst also providing a platform to benchmark the progress made through collaboration, skill, and excellence across the sector.   

Combining a morning Excellence Forum with an afternoon award ceremony, the day highlighted and rewarded the talent, partnerships and creativity behind legacy giving, and provided insight and inspiration from the award-winning entries, as well as lively discussion on the direction of the sector.    

2024 Event Highlights

The inaugural event in 2024 inspired charities and their partners to think bigger and aim higher. Best of all, it was a day where the legacy community could gather to share their pride in working in this incredible sector and to truly recognise and reward the hard work, creativity, and collaboration that goes unseen in realising the life-changing gifts left in legacies – enabling donors to leave a positive mark on the world.