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Thank you, Philip
Philip has included a gift to Cheshire Wildlife Trust in his Will so that cherished local wildlife is protected for the future. Phillip said
''I decided to leave a gift to Cheshire Wildife Trust in my Will because wildlife needs all the help it can get and the Trust is the 'go to' organisation for wildlife protection in this area.''
Last year, over 7% of Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s income came directly from people like Philip who have chosen to include a gift in their Will for wildlife. These gifts are used in lots of different areas of work, including looking after more than 40 nature reserves, ​​​​​protecting the region’s most endangered habitats and species, campaigning for greater protection of local wildlife, inspiring the next generation of wildlife lovers.

Anne & Lionel

Thank you, Anne & Lionel
In 1985 Anne and Lionel decided they wanted to do something extra special to help wildlife. They bought a four acre field near to their home in Staffordshire and have been working ever since to create rich and diverse habitats to help wildlife thrive. They added a further two acre piece of land in 1990. Thanks to their hard work, the land is now a haven for species such as the protected great crested newts, toads, frogs, badgers, weasels and stoats. Anne and Lionel have now been members of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust for 30 years. Recently, they decided to leave their land to the Trust as a gift in their wills, as well as money to assist with further care for the fields. They said

“By purchasing the land, we made it our aim to provide an oasis for wildlife to enjoy and then hopefully thrive…being members of the Trust has given us a lot of pleasure over the years. We have seen the charity grow from its early roots and when we were writing our Wills and deciding who to leave the land to, we felt the Trust would be the right choice.”

Kathy & Andrew wildlife trust

Matthew Roberts

Thank you, Kathy & Andrew
Andrew started volunteering for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in 2011 and he and his wife Kathy became members shortly afterwards.
“Initially we both enjoyed walking and welcoming wildlife into our garden. Inevitably this lead to us buying a pair of binoculars and making regular trips to Attenborough Nature Reserve. It also made us realise how delicate and in need of protection the Nottinghamshire flora and fauna is.” said Kathy.
Realising how much work the Wildlife Trust still needs to do, not only to protect wildlife now, but also in the future inspired Andrew and Kathy to leave a gift in their Wills.
“it would be nice to think that, in making a gift, we will be supporting local wildlife long after we have gone.” said Andrew.


Thank you, Moira
"When it came to re-writing our Wills a few years ago we decided we would leave gifts to our favourite charities. When we had our two sons we were living in an area within walking distance of Attenborough Nature Reserve near Nottingham and this became a regular place to visit. We enjoyed walks along the river banks trying to spot and identify the different birds and plants. When I retired it happened to coincide with the opening the new Visitor Centre so I volunteered with the education team. 11 years later I’m still enjoying it! I have chosen to leave a gift to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, in particular to Attenborough, as a thank you for all the pleasures it has given me and my family over the years, for the never tiring support the staff offer to visitors and knowing that any legacy left to the Trust will help them to continue with the wonderful work of passing on knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation. I would encourage anyone to think about leaving a legacy to a charity, to help support the fantastic work they all do." 


Thank you, Tessa
As an amateur botanist with a special interest in wild flower conservation, Tessa realised the importance of Waitby Greenriggs, Cumbria, for rare flowers such as orchids and Grass-of-Parnassus. Thanks to Tessa’s discovery, the area is now a nature reserve and thanks to a gift in her will to Cumbria Wildlife Trust, she will continue to support wild flower conservation for years to come. Tessa’s kind gift is helping to create a new wild flower meadow at Eyecott Hill Nature Reserve, Cumbria, so every year more and more people will see her passion and generosity in full bloom. 

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Thank you, George
A generous gift in the will of George Wilson was unexpected, but very gratefully received. George lived in Arnside, so his gift is being used to support our work to protect marine life in Morecambe Bay. George’s gift has also supported five training placements for young people seeking a career in marine conservation. These trainees will gain the knowledge and skills they need for future employment – which will ensure George’s legacy lives on as they embark on a lifetime contribution to conservation. 

Bill & Margaret

Thank you, Bill & Margaret
For years Bill and Margaret were committed members of North Wales Wildlife Trust and honorary wardens at Cors Goch nature reserve in Anglesey. There, they exercised their shared passions for botany, birds and butterflies. Bill and Margaret kindly left a gift to North Wales Wildlife Trust, so now, thanks to them, the wildlife that they cared for so much will be protected for years to come. 

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To talk to someone about leaving a gift in your Will, and to find out more information about the difference your gift can make, fill in your details below. Our Individual Giving Manager, Ruth Grice will be in touch shortly. She can also be contacted on 01636 670094.