In memory gifts

Visitors in the garden at Max Gate, Dorset

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
Trees in the parkland at Basildon Park, Berkshire

Plant a tree in memory 

Dedicate a tree to a loved one and you'll be helping to plant 20 million trees by 2030. You can plant a tree from just £5 and you'll get a certificate to commemorate your gift too. Your dedication will ensure future generations can enjoy these green spaces for ever.

In memory dedications at our places

If you'd like to remember a loved one with a physical dedication at one of the places in our care, such as a bench or tree, please get in touch with the specific place. You can find contact details on the homepage of the place you wish to contact. Unfortunately, the demand for these types of memorials is often higher than our capacity, so please consider dedicating a tree in memory as an online alternative.

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. To 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 or send a cheque. 

Visitors at the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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
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.

Get in touch about your in memory gift



By phone

Please call 01793 818569 and leave a message. We will respond as soon as possible

By email

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