Remember A Charity has enlisted the support of the Wombles for its annual charity legacy promotion later this year.
The legacy consortium said it would be using a short animated film featuring the 1970s children’s TV characters for Remember A Charity Week, which is due to start on 7 September.
The Wombles, a group of small rubbish-clearing environmentalists who were said to live on Wimbledon Common, have been given a computer-generated makeover in advance of their appearance for the legacy group.
All charities that take part in Remember A Charity Week will be given the opportunity to have their own branded film footage featuring the animated characters.
Remember A Charity said the film and campaign imagery would tackle the most prevalent legacy giving barrier: the false belief that people are unable to leave gifts to charity in their wills if they want to support their family and friends.
Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said: “The Wombles are warmly remembered for the way they supported each other and the wider community, and for their unfailing commitment to look after the world we live in.
“In such challenging times, who better to encourage the public to consider leaving gifts in their wills?”