Gifts in wills are vital to the work of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. A fact that most of our supporters don’t realise.
To raise awareness of the importance of gifts in wills, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has joined forces with Remember A Charity, the largest consortium of its kind in the UK working to promote gifts in wills.
The Trust’s membership manager, Michele Gard, is calling on Wiltshire’s residents to remember the work of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust when making their will.
She explained “According to recent market research, 35% of people say they would consider including a gift to charity after providing for their family and friends in their will. Yet only 7% actually do so.”
Remember A Charity Week runs from 9 to 15 September.
Michele continued “The annual Remember A Charity Week gives everyone a perfect opportunity to think about their legacy. We are keen to remind our supporters, and everyone in Wiltshire, to remember the Trust when making their will. No matter how large or small, every penny helps us to protect Wiltshire’s wonderful wildlife.”
· £250 could buy 100 native tree or hedge saplings to provide new habitats.
· £500 could buy equipment for children’s conservation activities.
· £1,000 could train volunteers to help with vital work on our reserves.
· £5,000 could pay for paths and boardwalks at our nature reserves to make them accessible for wheelchair users.
· £10,000 could restore a wildflower meadow to its former glory.
· £50,000 could help us to acquire an important wildlife site and save it from development – forever.
For information on how to leave a gift in your will, and the work of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, please visit www.wiltshirewildlife.org and click on ‘support us’.
Kingfisher in flight. Image by Malcolm Brown