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Your legacy will always grow with the Woodland Trust.
We owe a particular thanks to those who kindly remember the work of the Woodland Trust in their wills, knowing we will ensure their wishes count after they have gone.
Gifts in wills underpin everything that we do: protecting, restoring and creating woods across the country.
After you have taken care of your family and friends please consider remembering the Woodland Trust in your will and create a lasting legacy by helping to secure the future of our precious trees and woods.
Every single gift makes a real difference and we are very 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 really appreciate it if you could complete our simple form.
The form is not binding in any way and is totally confidential. Completing it will:
- Help ensure future communications are more relevant to you
- Allow us to show our appreciation with a small gift
- Enable us to plan much more effectively
Why they are giving
How your gift can help
More than a quarter of all our funding comes from extraordinary people - just like you - who remember the Woodland Trust 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 legacy gifts 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 vital legacies were instrumental in securing Low Burnhall in County Durham at auction. Gifts in wills which are not restricted are particularly important in urgent situations like these as fundraising appeals simply can't be completed in time.
We have added to the existing magnificent ancient semi-natural woodland by planting tens of thousands of native trees, including rare native black poplar. Wildflowers have been sown to provide new habitat, diversity and colour. New paths, rides and open spaces have also been created.
We are unable to offer legal or financial advice and recommend that you obtain appropriate professional advice before making your will.
Got a question?
Our legacy team are here to help - use our secure contact form or call 0330 333 5302