Urgent White Cliffs appeal
We only have a few days left to safeguard the White Cliffs of Dover. The 700,000 square metres of land immediately behind the clifftop we secured in 2012 are up for sale. The land is vital to the future of this great British icon and we must protect it. Each square metre will cost just £5 to secure and care for – how much will you help protect?
We hope to raise £1 million by 22 September. Thanks to our generous supporters to date we are almost 90 per cent there, but still need your help to protect this Great British icon.
What your investment will protect
- 700,000 square metres of iconic land
- 40+ flower and grass species per square metre
- 1939-45 wartime relics and home of historic Wanstone Gun Battery
How many metres will you help preserve?
Why is this land vital?
A great British icon
You’ll help open up a unique coastal habitat that has inspired artists and poets for centuries.
You’ll help protect a diverse landscape rich with wildlife and 40 or more species of flowers and grasses per square metre.
You’ll help conserve important history and heritage for future generations to enjoy.
" Those iconic white cliffs mean a great deal to so many people. Often the first sight of home for our brave boys as they returned from war... It's vital that we do all we can to preserve this important historical site for posterity, so the memory of the past is never forgotten by future generations. "
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.