A living legacy
Bill Payn left a gift in his will which helped Suffolk Wildlife Trust to purchase Micklemere nature reserve. An oasis for wetland birds, this site delights visitors and will continue to do so forever – all because one man took the time to remember wildlife in his will.
Heather Black had an interest in the wildflowers and butterflies of the Ulster Wildlife Trust’s Umbra Nature Reserve and left a share of her estate to Ulster Wildlife Trust. Heather’s love of wildlife lives on in the work that Ulster Wildlife Trust is doing today.
Umbra nature reserve
A gift in your will is one of the most valuable and meaningful ways you can help local wildlife.
If you would like to know more about leaving a gift in your will to your local Wildlife Trust or The Wildlife Trusts as a whole, please contact us:
01636 677 711
Thank you for considering leaving a gift to your local Wildlife Trust in your will. It means such a lot to us when someone chooses to protect wildlife in this way.
Types of gift
You can choose which type of gift you would like to leave in your will:
A share of your estate
You may choose to leave whatever is left over once all your other legacies have been made and all costs met. You may wish to specify fractions or percentages of your estate or the residue (balance left) after other gifts and commitments have been made.
A sum of money
This is when you choose to leave a specific sum of money to a person, organisation or charity. Please remember that inflation may impact on the value of this legacy.
A specific gift
When you wish to leave a specific item such as a painting, books, jewellery, an area of land, stocks and shares, or property.
Remembering wildlife in your Will
From protecting ancient woodland to wildflower meadows, or the wonderful marine life in our seas, every gift, large or small, can make a real difference.
If you need to make a Will we would recommend that you talk to a professional will writer e.g. a solicitor or advocate in order to ensure your will is legally correct and that all your wishes are clear.
Finding someone to write your will is something that your local Wildlife Trust may be able to help you with, as in some areas solicitors/professional will writers are able to offer a discount on will writing to members of The Wildlife Trusts - particularly during Will for Wildlife Week. You can find out contact details and a website address for your local Wildlife Trust here.
If you have already made a Will and would like to add a gift in your will to your local Wildlife Trust, your professional will writer can add your request to your existing Will – this is known as a Codicil. You might find it useful to download a copy of our Codicil form at the botttom of this page, which you can use when you meet with your solicitor to amend your Will.
Let us know – this will be treated in the strictest confidence and is not binding in any way, it simply helps us to know more about where our messages are being heard.
Information you will need
Local Wildlife Trusts
In order to leave a gift in your will to your local Wildlife Trust you will need their:
- charity name
- registered charity number
Throughout the UK
Alternatively, if you would like to leave a gift in your will to help protect wildlife throughout the UK, you will need the following details:
- Charity name: Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
- Registered Charity Number: 207238
- Address: The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, NG24 1WT
If you decide to leave a gift in your will to your local Wildlife Trust, please let us know – this will be treated in the strictest confidence and is not binding in any way. It simply helps us to know where our messages are being heard.
Your details will be collected and stored by The Wildlife Trusts and will not be made available to any other party. In the future The Wildlife Trusts may like to use this data to send you campaign information or fundraising literature, please tick here if you do not wish to receive this
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