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

    A gift in your Will could help create a home for threatened species like the Curlew.

    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 here

    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

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    Ponies on Greenham Common by Rob Appleby

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    Early purple orchids with bluebells by Jim Higham

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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.