About Us

We love legacies so much, we wouldn’t want to do anything else.

Legacy Voice is a specialist fundraising consultancy helping organisations grow their legacy giving income.  Our team are some of the most experienced legacy fundraisers in the UK, and have decades of experience between us. As well as the best of strategy and creative we also help you embed a culture where legacy giving can thrive.

Meet the team

Ashley Rowthorn, Managing Director

Legacy Voice was set up by Ashley Rowthorn in 2014 after working as a legacy fundraiser for the best part of a decade. He had the desire to see more charities realise their potential and grasp the opportunity that legacy giving has to offer. In 2015 he joined leading legacy administration consultancy Legacy Link, and now runs that alongside Legacy Voice, to help charities right through the legacy journey.

Dr Claire Routley – Head of Legacy Consultancy

Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising since the early 2000s, specialising in legacy fundraising for more than a decade.

In 2011, she completed a PhD looking at why people choose to leave legacies to charity. She has worked for Bible Society, Age UK, WRVS and a local hospice, and is a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses. She is now a fundraising consultant, and a leading researcher in the field of legacy giving. She is also a member of fundraising think tank Rogare’s international advisory panel, and in 2017, was named AFP’s emerging scholar.

Sharon Comfort, Account Director

Sharon joined Legacy Voice in 2016 following a successful career in the world of telephone fundraising. She brings her enthusiasm, warmth and exceptional organisational skills to make sure we deliver the best possible service for our clients.

The Legacy Group

And as part of the Legacy  Group, we also help fulfil the final wishes of donors through our sister company Legacy Link.

This makes us the UK’s leading legacy consultancy, and the only to offer support for legacy donors in life and after death.