The Wildlife Trusts’ recent Will for Wildlife Week highlighted how important it is to encourage wildlife-lovers to leave a legacy that will help protect nature for future generations.
Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the Wildlife Trust manages special wild places including wetlands, wildflower meadows and urban wildlife nature reserves. A gift in someone’s will can play a vital role in allowing this work to continue.
The Wildlife Trust works to protect our species and habitats which are under threat and gifts in wills, of any size, can help with this work. Someone who remembers Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust 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, such as erecting nest boxes, 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.”
Emma Pereira, Development Officer at the Wildlife Trust, added: “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 yet. A clearly written will, kept updated throughout your life, is essential to ensure that your wishes are respected.”
For more information on how to go about leaving a legacy in your will, please contact Emma on 01489 774400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details can be found on the Wildlife Trust’s website at www.hwt.org.uk