In memory gifts

Visitors in the Orchard at Washington Old Hall, Tyne & Wear

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. 

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Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort, Northumberland.

Plant a tree in memory 

When you dedicate a tree to a loved one, you'll be helping us tackle climate change and give wildlife a home. Your dedication will ensure future generations can enjoy these green spaces for ever and you'll receive a certificate to commemorate your gift.

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.

Mother and son on an autumn walk at Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Share your precious memories 

Honour the memory of a loved one by dedicating a donation to the National Trust place that meant the most to them. 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 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. 

Autumn walking cliveden

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.

Get in touch about your in memory gift



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