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A Gift to Somerset's Wildlife

 7th Oct 2011

Small Pearl-bordered FritillariesSomerset Wildlife Trust has launched a campaign to highlight how leaving a Gift in Your Will can help protect local wildlife and preserve wild places.

The campaign, Will for Wildlife Week, which takes place October 17 to 21, is being backed by a number of local solicitors and will writers who are offering discounted will writing rates.

Sir David Attenborough, Vice President of The Wildlife Trusts, said:
“Somerset Wildlife Trust is dedicated to wildlife conservation.  Making a gift to them when you write or update your will is a very special way of ensuring they can continue to do this.”

74% of the UK population support charities but currently just 7% remember a charity in their will.  In fact, just a 4% change in behaviour would generate an additional £1 billion for good causes in the UK every year.

Laura Lockwood, Legacy Officer at Somerset Wildlife Trust, said: ”We hope our campaign will raise awareness of this way of supporting the Trust and help ensure we can continue our vital conservation work in Somerset for another 50 years.”

For more information about the Trust’s Will for Wildlife Week campaign, including a list of participating solicitors and how to take up the offer, click here or contact Laura Lockwood, Legacy Officer at Somerset Wildlife Trust on 01823 652439 or e-mail There is no obligation to leave a legacy to Somerset Wildlife Trust by taking up this offer but please consider leaving a charitable gift to the Trust.

Photograph of Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries © Tom Marshall