Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

Coombe Hill (c) Susan Cook

RACW 2020

Remember a Charity Week 2020

September 7-13 is Remember a Charity Week, it promotes leaving a legacy to charities to help support their great work. Legacy income has been used in the past to purchase nature reserves such as Coombe Hill, fund our education programmes, and refurbish existing buildings.

The week is a huge opportunity for supporters who are thinking about legacy giving to find the support and the information needed to help them make their decision.

If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, we have partnered with expertly chosen solicitors to aid you in leaving a gift to the Trust in your will. Speak to a member of our team by calling 01452 383333 or emailing info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk for more information.

Legacy FAQ's

‘I love nature and the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust does a wonderful job in nurturing and enhancing the environment in the county that I live in. I want this work to continue long after I'm gone, so leaving a legacy to the Trust is the obvious thing for me to do.’
Fergus Dignan
GWT Supporter

Gwen's Legacy

Gwen died last year at the age of 96. She was a long standing and very active supporter of the trust from the very early days of its conception to the day she passed away. She was instrumental along with her friend Vera Murgatroyd in raising the money to be able to purchase Gwen & Vera’s Fields and to give it to the trust.  She also with Keith Turner, bought Robinsons Wood in the late 80’s and later gave that reserve to the trust aswell.

Gwen was a very private lady and retired to the Forest of Dean after working in London as a teacher, she worked tirelessly in raising money for GWT holding various stalls and selling trust wares. When Keith moved to the area in 1975 she along with Vera were the first people to knock on his door and invite them to join the Newent Area Group which they ran and to tell them about the work of the trust.

Gwen very kindly left GWT a legacy of £2000.


Small Legacies

While large legacies can bring big change, it’s the small gifts which keep Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust alive.

Modest sums can and do make a real difference. Some people say “why bother leaving a small amount to charity” but what they don’t realise is that a number of small amounts added together can do great things.

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Pass on everything you love about Gloucestershire's wildlife and wild places with a gift in your Will.

The countryside holds a special place in our memories. For those of us who grew up splashing in sparkling streams or bounding across sunlit meadows, it’s where we were at our most carefree. Now, we remember the chirruping of darting birds, the heady scent of wildflowers, the timeless rural vistas, and trust that our children and grandchildren will always be able to enjoy such a glorious landscape.

Wildlife under threat

Sadly, however, we can no longer take that for granted. Gloucestershire’s wildlife is under increasing threat from the pressures of modern living, risking the loss of traditional woodlands, grasslands and orchards. In turn, that means we could lose the wildlife that depends on these delicate habitats, including bees, butterflies and birds such as woodpeckers and song thrushes.

How your gift could protect the wildlife you love

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has been taking action for nature throughout Gloucestershire for more than 50 years. Our vision is a county with more wildlife, more wild spaces and more people coming into contact with nature. But we can only make that happen with the help of people like you. We especially rely on the gifts, both large and small, that kind supporters leave us in their Wills. Your gift, for example, could help us purchase and restore a new nature reserve, or even help save a threatened species such as the dormouse or nightjar.

Get in touch

To talk to someone about leaving a gift in your Will, and to find out more information about the difference your gift can make, speak to a member of our team by calling 01452 383333 or emailing info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk