In memory and celebration

A family relaxing in the grounds of Basildon Park, Berkshire.

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. Maybe there's 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 just want to find a fitting way to celebrate what made your loved one special and their love of the outdoors, wild places, gardens, needlework, history, or wildlife.

Your gift in memory could be used as a general donation to the Trust’s work or to protect a particular place in our care. You can make a donation to support our houses, collections, gardens or the countryside – just get in touch using the details below, or visit one of our properties.

Please understand that, as grateful as we are to you for thinking of us, we don’t put plaques on buildings or furniture because we want them to be special for everyone, for ever.

Support the Trust as a whole

Please use the details below to get in touch with us to discuss how to make a gift in memory, or celebration, of a loved one.

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

If you'd like to speak to someone, please call 01793 818569 or email: Imogen Barrett.

Give to a specific place

To find out more about making a gift in memory to support a specific place in your local area, please get in touch with our regional staff:

East of England: Amy Dallow
London and South East: Emma Johnson
Wales: Sarah Owens
Midlands (East): Lucy Mason
Midlands (West): Adam Edwards
Northern Ireland: Wendy Elliott
South West (Cornwall): Wendy Dolan
South West (Devon and rest of SW): Laura Thompson
North Region: Tricia Pearn
All other queries: Imogen Barrett

Every gift in memory is remembered in one of the Memorial Books that are held at our places. 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

Kemble Drive
Swindon SN2 2NA

We would like to write and thank you for this special gift, so please include your address. And if you would like to make a donation to a particular property or project, just let us know in your letter.