Leaving a legacy

Remember us in your willRemember us in your will

A gift in your will is one of the most valuable ways you can help save the wildlife of Birmingham and The Black Country.

Gifts such as these ensure that our nature reserves and the species that depend on them continue to thrive and provide a living memorial. You may wish to donate to one of our appeals in a specific area that was important to you or your loved one or just donate to ensure the good work is carried on throughout the area.

As the first Urban Wildlife Trust, established in 1980, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and The Black Country has an unparalleled record of achievement and experience in championing nature conservation in towns and cities.

Charitable legacies can provide the foundation to help us in our work so that we can continue to play a leading role in promoting the importance of people and their communities in environmental issues and initiatives.

Photo by Tom Marshall

You don't have to be rich and famous to make a contribution that can make a difference, because we rely on a wide base of supporters and it is being part of that community that remembers and cares for nature that is important.

“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.”

Sir David Attenborough, Vice-President of The Wildlife Trusts

If you need to make a will

If you need to make a will then your first step is to talk to a solicitor. that ensures that your will is legally correct and that all your wishes are carried out.

Your solicitor will discuss all aspects of your bequest including whether you would like to leave a legacy to any charity.

Your solicitor will be able to help you:

  • Value your estate
  • Choose those friends and relatives who you would like to receive a gift
  • Decide what you would like them to receive
  • Choose your Executors - people whose duty it is to carry out the wishes in your will.
  • Include any charities you would like to remember in your will.

Talking to the Wildlife Trust

If you are considering leaving a legacy to The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country and would like someone to contact you and discuss this further, please contact emma.t@bbcwildlife.org.uk or ring 0121 523 0094 extension 222.

If you have already left a donation to The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country in your will, we would also be very happy to hear from you.