Leaving a gift in your will

Pond dipping at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

From restoring world-famous art to protecting wildlife habitats, to repairing coastal pathways, gifts in wills are used right at the heart of our work. Please consider leaving a gift in your will and help to look after the places you love.

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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

Start writing your free will

We’ve partnered with two specialists so you can write or amend a simple will for free. Either option means you can have an expertly written will at no cost to you. Whilst there's absolutely no obligation, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift in your will to the National Trust to help us to look after our nation’s most beautiful and precious landscapes, for the benefit of everyone.

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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