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Leaving a natural legacy - a gift for future generations

 14th Oct 2013

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From crisp leaves underfoot in an autumn woodland to the sheer majesty of a barn owl in soaring flight, wildlife is an iconic part of our lives and gifts in Wills can help Somerset Wildlife Trust protect some of our most precious species and habitats.

During Will for Wildlife Week, from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 October, Somerset Wildlife Trust is encouraging wildlife-lovers to leave a legacy that will help protect species and habitats for future generations.

Safeguarding wildlife and wild places

Somerset Wildlife Trust manages 71 nature reserves covering over 1700 hectares ­ safeguarding the county’s most outstanding wildlife and wild places. A gift in a will can play a vital role in allowing this work to continue. 

SomersetWildlife Trust works to protect species and habitats which are under threat and gifts in wills, of any size, can help with this work.  Someone who remembers Somerset 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 for swifts, or support our work to educate and empower local communities to take action for wildlife. 

Offers for members

This Will for Wildlife Week (14-20 October), solicitors across Somerset are offering discounted Will writing services to members of Somerset Wildlife Trust, helping you to get your affairs in order and give you the chance to determine your own legacy.

Offers range from 10% discount during Will for Wildlife Week to 50% discount during October ­ please contact participating solicitors for details. To claim an offer, please quote ‘Will for Wildlife Week’ and have your Somerset Wildlife Trust membership number to hand.

A very special gift

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.”

Kate Barker, Membership and Legacies Manager for The Wildlife Trusts, 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.  A clearly written will, kept updated throughout your life, is essential to ensure that your wishes are respected.”