Leaving a gift in your will

Visitors in the garden in spring at Erddig, Wrexham, Wales

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

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Take part in Free Wills Month

It's Free Wills Month from 1-31 March 2020, 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, look after wildlife and so much more.

" My late husband, Ron, and I loved to visit Stourhead. It just seemed right to leave a legacy to the National Trust for all the years of pleasure Ron and I shared. "
- Hazel Tovey, pledger and in memory donor

Gifts in wills advice

Supporter Patricia stands in front of White Park Bay in Northern Ireland

Patricia gives lasting gift to White Park Bay 

By leaving a gift in her will, Patricia hopes that more people will gain the same sense of freedom and inspiration that she experiences at her own favourite place - White Park Bay on the North Antrim coast in Northern Ireland.

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