Legacies & In-Memoriam Donations

Making A Will For Wildlife

By leaving a legacy, you can help protect Gloucestershire’s precious wildlife. After providing for your loved ones, remembering us with a gift in your Will can help us fight for better protection of the county’s natural environment.

As we are a registered charity, leaving a legacy is also tax free and will reduce the inheritance tax burden on your estate.

Jackie Hawkins talks about her commitment to a better future for Gloucestershire:

“For me, a bequest to a loved one doesn’t have to mean a person; it can include any of the things you have loved in your life. In my case it’s Gloucestershire’s wildlife and countryside that has given me so much pleasure. So in addition to remembering my family and friends in my will, I have made a gift to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust”

How we will use your legacy

We believe that Gloucestershire’s wildlife is a gift that we should treasure for future generations. For this reason, we are actively involved in a wide range of conservation activities, including:

  • Managing over 60 wildlife nature reserves for the benefit of present and future generations
  • Protecting Gloucestershire’s most endangered habitats and species
  • Campaigning for greater protection of Gloucestershire’s wildlife
  • Working closely with farmers and landowners to promote sustainability
  • Inspiring children and adults to get involved in the natural world

You can make a real difference

Please consider leaving a legacy to ensure that our natural heritage is protected and appreciated. You do not need to be a member of the Trust to leave a gift in your Will. Every gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference to Gloucestershire’s wildlife.

If you have left Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust a gift in your Will, we would be very grateful if you could let us know by completing the form below. Knowing your plans helps us to plan confidently for the future and gives us the opportunity to thank you in person for your generosity.

 A legacy gift to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust can be made in several different ways, which your solicitor will explain to you more fully.



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A tree for that special someone

Dedicating a tree is the perfect way to mark a special event like a wedding anniversary, a marriage or christening and also to remember a loved one.

Vell Mill Orchard

We have planted an orchard at Vell Mill nature reserve near Dymock using old local variety apple, pear and plum trees which are in decline.

Initially we have planted 60 trees, each one can be bought by family or friends to either celebrate the life of a loved one or mark an important occasion and will be dedicated only once so it will be a unique and special tribute.

We encourage family and friends to get involved as much as they want to,  from attending specially arranged events on the reserve to eventually picking their own fruit which they can take away with them or even have made into locally produced cider or juice.

A number of the trees have already been dedicated but there is still opportunity to secure one. The cost of each tree is £300, if you are interested please contact us for details.

Contact us

For further information or for a copy of our legacy brochure please contact us.

Or call: 01452 383333

Charity Flowers


Help support us by buying flowers from charity flowers who give a proportion of the cost to us.

Vell Mill: Dedicate A Tree


Help us to restore orchards in the county by buying a tree to remember someone by, or to celebrate a significant event.

Flowers In Living Memory

Remember your loved one by donating to us to secure wildflower meadows.