Leaving a natural legacy

Friday 11th October 2013

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Whether water vole, waxwing, weasel, whale or wren, gifts in wills help protect some of our most wonderful wildlife.

During Will for Wildlife Week - Monday 14 to Sunday 20 October - The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging wildlife-lovers to leave a legacy that will help protect precious places and the wildlife within them for future generations.

A legacy to your local Wildlife Trust is a very special gift that can do remarkable things to help the wildlife treasures on your doorstep

The Wildlife Trusts manage special wild places including wetlands, woodlands, wildflower meadows and urban nature reserves all over the UK.  A gift in a will can play a vital role in allowing this work to continue.

The Wildlife Trusts work to protect places under threat and gifts in wills, of any size, can help.  Someone who remembers The Wildlife Trusts in their will could help to create a new nature reserve for wild creatures to colonise and for people to enjoy, help with work to protect a specific species, such as erecting nest boxes for swifts, or support our work to educate and empower local communities to take action for wildlife. 

Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts, said:  

"A legacy to your local Wildlife Trust is a very special gift that can do remarkable things to help the wildlife treasures on your doorstep.  Please, consider remembering The Wildlife Trusts in your will."

Kate Barker, Membership and Legacies Manager for The Wildlife Trusts, added:  

"We believe many people would like to write, or update, their will to reflect their current situation but simply haven’t got round to it.  A clearly written will, kept updated throughout your life, is essential to ensure that your wishes are respected."

For more information, please visit http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/willforwildlife and http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/how-you-can-help/leave-gift-your-will/gift-memory

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