Leaving a gift in your will

Visitors in the garden at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

From restoring world-famous art and protecting wildlife habitats, to repairing coastal pathways, gifts in wills are used right at the heart of our work. October is Free Wills Month, so why not consider leaving a gift in your will and help to look after the places you love.

Take part in Free Wills Month

It’s Free Wills Month from 1–31 October 2019, giving supporters aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free, using participating solicitors in selected locations across the UK.

If you need a will or are thinking about updating your existing one, get in touch to arrange your free appointment. There’s no obligation to leave money to charity in your will, but we hope you might think about supporting the National Trust in this way. Please note that spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Why leave money to charity in your will?

Without gifts in wills the National Trust wouldn’t be able to protect and look after all the places in our care. Any gift, no matter how large or small, makes a lasting difference, and if you like, you can choose to leave your gift to the place that matters most to you.

Your gift could support rangers, conservation experts and volunteers to replant hedgerows and wildflower meadows, repair coastal paths, protect historic homes, and so much more.


Philip's lasting legacy

Long-standing member, Philip Crossley-Dawson, shares his love of Arnside Knott in Cumbria in this video. As he walks through the countryside so rich with fond memories, he tells us about the lasting gift he's made and why.

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