Leave a legacy

Leave a legacy

Bluebells at Sydlings Copse by Martyn Lane

A legacy to BBOWT is a gift that will help our wildlife for generations to come

These gifts help us nurture and protect wild spaces, so that local species can thrive. Your future support could help BBOWT achieve remarkable things.

Your gifts make a big difference

Recent legacies have helped us to:

  • Restore a wet meadow on the Upper River Ray to help protect threatened wading birds like redshank, snipe and curlew.
  • Double the size of our Finemere Wood Nature Reserve in Bucks, vital for the nationally-rare black hairstreak butterfly.
  • Care for Warburg Nature Reserve in Oxon, home to rare orchids and fascinating fungi.
  • Help us buy land at Duxford Old River and extend Chimney Meadows nature reserve to both sides of the River Thames.
Curlew, Shutterstock

Curlew by Shutterstock

How to leave a gift in your will

If you would like to discuss the best way to leave a legacy to your local Wildlife Trust, or would like us to send you a Guide to Making a Will, please contact our membership team to talk in confidence.

You can also download our free Guide to Making a Will booklet. 

Write your will for free

We are offering a limited number of free wills to our supporters, through a partnership with Farewill, the UK’s largest Will-writing service. Farewill has won multiple awards for its service, and you can write an online will with them in as little as 30 minutes.

There is no obligation to leave a gift to BBOWT if you take up our free wills offer. However, once you have looked after your loved ones, we hope that you will consider remembering BBOWT in your will.

Use the link below to create your will for free online. Once you have answered the step-by-step questions, your will is checked by a team of expert will-writers. If you need any support during the process there is specialist help available by phone.

Visit www.farewill.com/bbowt-web and enter the following voucher code BBOWT-WEB at check-out.


Your Will is there to protect those you love for the future - and for me that means remembering wildlife too.
Val S
BBOWT volunteer and legacy pledger

Our promise to you

Legacies are so valuable to our work for local wildlife. If you would like to leave BBOWT a gift in your Will we promise to:

✓ Treat you fairly and respect your privacy.

✓ Answer any questions honestly and as quickly as we can.

✓ Offer resources to help inform your decision.

✓ Keep any information you share with us confidential.

✓ Use your gift for funding projects where the wildlife need is greatest.

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Frequently asked questions

Read our FAQs

Ponies on Greenham Common by Rob Appleby

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Guide to making a will

Download guide

Early purple orchids with bluebells by Jim Higham

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Contact us

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Long-tailed tit by Roy McDonald

It's good for me to know that when I'm gone this place will be here and it will be looked after.
Steve C
BBOWT supporter and legacy pledger

Contact us about leaving a gift in your Will to BBOWT.

How can we help?
If you are telling us a story about why you are leaving a gift to BBOWT in your will, would you be happy for us to use this in our publicity about the value of gifts in Wills?

Other ways to support your local wildlife Trust

There are lots of ways to help the local wildlife and wild places you love.