Leave a gift in your will
Are you willing to help ensure the trees and woodland you love in your lifetime survive?
After you have taken care of your family and friends please consider remembering the Woodland Trust in your will. It's an incredible way to help secure the future of our precious trees and woods, ensuring people and wildlife can enjoy them for generations to come.
Every single gift makes a real difference and we are grateful for each one. Legacies free from any restrictions are particularly important as they can be directed to where they are most urgently needed. However, if there is a particular activity or region you'd like to support please get in touch and we'll be happy to talk things through.
If you do choose to remember the Woodland Trust in this valuable way – thank you. We completely understand that leaving a gift in your will is a very personal decision, but we would be grateful if you could complete our simple form.
The form is not binding in any way and is fully confidential. Completing it will:
- Help ensure any future communications are more relevant to you.
- Allow us to show our appreciation by sending you a small gift.
- Enable us to plan much more effectively.
How your gift can help
More than a quarter of all our funding comes from special people who leave gifts in their wills, helping us protect irreplaceable ancient woodland, plant hundreds of thousands of new trees and inspire others to nurture woodland and wildlife.
Over the last three years, more than 80p in every pound from gifts in wills has been spent directly on the conservation of woods and trees. Below are just two examples of woods which have directly benefited from gifts kindly left in wills.
Penn Wood, Buckinghamshire
Alongside a strong supported fundraising campaign, five gifts in wills left to general funds helped save Penn from becoming a golf course and rescued it for future generations.
At 436 acres (176 ha) it is one of Britain's last remaining large areas of ancient woodland. Set in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it contains rare habitats and a host of threatened and uncommon species.
Low Burnhall, County Durham
Three legacies collectively worth over £250,000 were instrumental in securing Low Burnhall in County Durham at auction. Gifts in wills which are not restricted are particularly vital in urgent situations like these as fundraising appeals simply can't be completed in time.
95,000 trees, including rare native black poplar, will now be planted here. Wildflowers will also be sown, providing new habitat, diversity and colour.
If you are an executor - please contact our specialised legal team on 08452 935 601.
We are unable to offer legal or financial advice and recommend that you obtain appropriate professional advice before making your will.