In memory

At Wembury Point there are views over the whole of Wembury Bay © David Noton

At Wembury Point there are views over the whole of Wembury Bay

Finding a lasting and meaningful way to remember a loved one can be difficult, but we can help you make the perfect tribute – on your own or as a group of family, friends and colleagues.

Only you can know your loved one’s connection with our work, but there are so many possibilities. There could be a place that holds precious memories – a beach where you walked together, a favourite view or a garden where you spent a memorable afternoon... Or perhaps you simply want to find a fitting way to remember what made your loved one special. Perhaps they loved the outdoors, wild places, gardens, needlework, history, or wildlife?

Your gift in memory could be a general donation to our work or to protect a particular place in our care. Alternatively, there may be a fitting project you can support to remember them.

There are only a couple of things to consider... You’ll appreciate that many supporters want to sponsor benches and seating but only a very few opportunities remain. However, there are wonderful alternatives like restoring a footpath, replacing a stile or planting a tree. You’ll understand that we don’t put plaques on buildings or furniture because we want them to be special for everyone, for ever.

Donating to the National Trust general fund
If you don't mind where we spend your donation, please download our donation form and post it to us at:

In Memory Gifts,
Fundraising Department,
National Trust,
Heelis,
Kemble Drive,
Swindon, SN2 2NA

If you’d like to speak to someone, please call 01793 818569 or email victoria.lovell@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Donating a gift to a specific property or project
To find out more about making a gift in memory to support a specific property or find out more about current projects and opportunities in your local area, please get in touch with our staff in the regions:

Every gift in memory is remembered in one of the Memorial Books that are held at our properties. We can record your dedication to your loved one and include your personal message.

Donating a funeral collection
At the funeral or memorial service of a loved one, friends and family sometimes like to have the option of giving a donation to a charity. We are very grateful to all who remember their loved one by making a gift to the National Trust in this way. Funeral Directors can arrange this for you and send your kind donations to us. Alternatively, you might prefer to do that yourself.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘National Trust’. Please don’t send cash in the post.

In Memory Gifts,
Fundraising Department,
National Trust,
Heelis,
Kemble Drive,
Swindon, SN2 2NA

We would like to write and thank you for this special gift, so please include your address. If you'd like your donation to be made to a particular property or project, just let us know in your letter.