In memory gifts

Visitors walking in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Finding a lasting and meaningful way to remember your loved one is important. We can help you make the perfect tribute with a donation in memory of someone special.

Donations in memory of a loved one can bring comfort at a time of loss and help honour someone special by remembering all the happy moments you spent together.

Whether you want to donate in memory to a specific National Trust place you enjoyed together, or more generally to our vital conservation work, thank you for sharing your precious memories with us. 

Remember a loved one Donate in memory

Dedicate a donation

Are you looking for a unique and personal way to honour the memory of a loved one? Our new interactive donation map gives you the opportunity to dedicate a donation to a National Trust place that holds cherished memories.

Maybe there's somewhere that's precious to you – a beach where you held hands and paddled in the shallows, a favourite countryside view where you would rest and talk, or a garden where you walked through the snowdrops on fresh spring mornings. Only you know which places meant the most to your loved one, and how they'd like to be remembered.

When you make a donation to your favourite National Trust place on our interactive map, you'll also get to choose an image from our gallery and leave a bespoke message. And there’s the option to share your donation with everyone or keep it private; just for you or a select few.

Visitors taking in the view of Buttermere Valley, Cumbria

Remember special moments with our new donation map 

Honour the memory of a loved one with a donation to a National Trust place on our new interactive map. Your gift will help to look after the place where treasured moments were shared.

In memory collections

Donations in memory are a wonderful way to celebrate your loved one's life and passions.

Every gift made in memory can be 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. So that we can keep our places special for ever for everyone, we don’t put plaques on buildings or furniture.

At the funeral or memorial service of a loved one, friends and family sometimes like to have the option of giving a donation gift 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. Or if you'd prefer to organise the collection yourself, you may wish to set up a JustGiving page. 

Visitors walking in the parkland on a wintry day at Croome, Worcestershire

Create your JustGiving in memory page 

A JustGiving fundraising page is an easy and simple way for family and friends to contribute a personal gift in memory of someone special. Your donation will make a lasting difference to places in our care.

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
Heelis
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.

Exploring the Small Dining Room at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
Visitors in the Small Dining Room at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
Exploring the Small Dining Room at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Make a gift in memory 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: Joanna Ware
Midlands: Kylie Jennings
North: Tricia Pearn
Northern Ireland: Mariclare Gallagher
South West: Wendy Dolan
Wales: Sarah Owens
All other queries: Central team

Get in touch about your in memory gift

 

 

By post

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

By phone

Please call us on 01793 818569

By email

Please email us at giving@nationaltrust.org.uk