In memory and celebration

A couple walking in the gardens at Fenton House and Garden

Finding a lasting and meaningful way to remember a loved one is important and we can help you make the perfect tribute.

Maybe there's somewhere that holds precious memories – a beach where you walked together and enjoyed the sea air, a favourite view which reminds you of a special moment or a garden where you spent memorable afternoons. Only you know which places meant the most to your loved one.

Or perhaps you just want to find a fitting way to celebrate them. Maybe they had a love of the outdoors, wild places, gardens, art, history, or wildlife.

Your memorial gift could be used as a general donation to our conservation work, or to protect a particular place in our care. The decision is yours.

Visitors exploring the garden in springtime at Packwood House

Get in touch with us 

You can write in, call, or email us to discuss how to make a gift in memory, or celebration, of a loved one. Write to:
In Memory Gifts
Fundraising Department
National Trust
Kemble Drive
Swindon SN2 2NA

Call us on: 01793 818569

Give to a specific place

To make a memorial gift for a specific place in your local area, please contact our regional staff:

East of England: Amy Dallow
London and South East: Lizzie Writer
Midlands (East): Holly Kemish
Midlands (West): Adam Edwards
North: Tricia Pearn
Northern Ireland: Wendy Elliott
South West (Cornwall): Wendy Dolan
South West (Devon and rest of SW): Laura Thompson
Wales: Ruth Scutter
All other queries: Central fundraising team

Memorial book at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Memorial gifts

Let us know if you would like a dedication to your loved one recorded in a Memorial Book at one of our places.

To keep our places special for ever for everyone, unfortunately we don’t put plaques on buildings or furniture.

A wedding at Mount Stewart House and Garden

In celebration gifts 

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or wedding you wish to mark, a donation to the National Trust can be a unique way to mark a special occasion.

We'd be delighted to help you find the perfect way to mark a celebration. Please email us for details.

View to the Mourne Mountains from Murlough National Nature Reserve

Donating a memorial 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 with 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.

Sending us your memorial collection

Cheques should be made payable to ‘National Trust’. Please don’t send cash in the post. Send to:
In Memory Gifts
Fundraising Department
Kemble Drive
Swindon SN2 2NA

We'd like to write back and thank you for this special gift, so please include your address.

And if you'd like to make a donation to a particular property or project, just let us know in your letter.