Leaving a Natural Legacy

Monday 6th October 2014

Gifts in wills can help protect some of our most wonderful wildlife from water voles to waxwings.

During Will for Wildlife Week (Monday 14 to Sunday 20 October) The Wildlife Trusts, including Avon Wildlife Trust, 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 Avon Wildlife Trust is a very special gift that can do remarkable things to help the wildlife treasures on your doorstep.

The charity manages special wild places including wetlands, woodlands, wildflower meadows and urban nature reserves. 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 Avon Wildlife Trust and other 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, 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."

Avon Wildlife Trust's Director of Communications and Membership Dagmar Smeed said: "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. We are grateful to all who have given their support so generously to date by remembering wildlife in their will."